Born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1967, an award-winning Painter and Photographer, I completed my Bachelor of Fine Art, at La Trobe University, Bendigo in 1992. After University I worked in the photographic industry as a Wedding and Model Photographer, painting only occasionally.
Realising a childhood dream I visited France in 2017 which had a huge influence on my work. Walking in the footsteps of favourites, Boucher, Bouguereau, Modigliani, and Sisley among them, immersed in medieval and gothic architecture, seeing works I'd only before seen in textbooks (some only in B/W), was truly transformative. Especially so with my visit to Cezanne's Studio in Aix en Provence. I could feel his spirit still there among his still life props and easels. And again at Giverny in the presence of Monet's Home and infamous gardens. I didn't want to ever leave!
Returning home I became captivated with florals, colour, and a french aesthetic of beauty. I explore these themes across a broad range of media including Acrylic and Oil paint, resin, teacups, cloth, and paper.
My paintings and photographs are held in private collections nationally, in the UK and the USA.
Like many of us, lockdown 2020 found me with lots of time on my hands so I started a YouTube channel sharing my art and knowledge.
Come and visit me in my studio (by appointment), watch works come to life on my YouTube channel, or visit during an annual event like Arts Open, Newstead Open Studio Arts Trail, and the Castlemaine State Festival.
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