My art practice specialises in expressive painterly artworks using thin layers of oil, gouache and watercolour medium to create unique paintings and drawings. Each painting is based upon places that I have visited and is an ongoing exploration of the Australian landscape.
Placing emphasis on its fragility when faced with the power of mother nature, and the affectations natural phenomena can impart upon the human psyche, my work is informed by the beauty found in chaos and the link between the natural environment and an innate sense of place. The result is a vivid and dynamic visual narrative for an audience to explore in their homes, gallery or commercial interiors.
I hope to inspire, challenge and strengthen the wider community through creating affordable, beautiful, thought-provoking artworks.
My work is held in private and public collections as well as a number of galleries across Australia.
THE JOY EFFECT
This series is based upon an ongoing exploration of the Australian landscape and its incomparably primitive artistry. Placing emphasis on its fragility when faced with the power of mother nature, and the affectations natural phenomena can impart upon the human psyche, my work is informed by the beauty found in chaos and the link between the natural environment and an innate sense of place.
AN UNPRETENTIOUS ENVIRONMENT
With an interest in early Australian Impressionists, this series of paintings is based upon capturing our unique landscapes in regional Victoria. The paintings concentrate on the everyday, whilst giving a nod to the genre of historical landscape painting.
EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN
This recent body of work feature boats and travellers, searching for undiscovered lands or a place to call home. There is a narrative in each of the works that examines exploration: exploring unknown landscapes and vast open vistas. The works convey a tentativeness about what lies ahead but convey hope and optimism for the future.
BEAUTY AND CHAOS
Continuing with the pragmatics of the research from the MFA, this series poignantly and powerfully realises paintings that explore the direct relationship between weather and emotional wellbeing. The composition of the resulting body of work portrays an ethereal allure that fascinates, inviting latent scrutiny that begins to reveal a poetic fragmentation.
Master of Fine Art 2018
INVESTIGATING EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS
This series of work has evolved via a singular focus on the myriad impacts rendered by extreme weather - drought, flood and bushfire in particular - through personal experience and a considered, research-led process adopted during the completion of a Masters of Fine Art (by research) undertaken at RMIT University.