I am fascinated by the interplay of nature and the built environment. The transient, the overlooked, the space between. Mutable elements: sky, water, the play of light and shadow. Using an iPhone as a sketchbook, I capture the transient moment, looking for the magic and mystery in the mundane, at the intersection of the natural and the built, hinting at a peripheral reality, a possible narrative.
Most works are for sale, acrylics and pastels start at US$250, drawings from US$ 50, please contact for details.
In 2014, after 25 years as a graphic designer, producing designs on computer to other peoples specifications, for print, web, but especially animated video graphics, I have returned to my first love of producing by hand, on paper, works that express my feelings, needs, divertissements.
Predominantly taking my subject matter from Sydney’s (Australia) inner west, centering on Sydney Park and Newtown, and now in my new home in a small village outside Chiang Mai, Thailand, I interpret using expressive marks to reflect the visual reality. It is a direct approach, interpreting what I see, unconsciously investing a possible depth, a narrative which must be interpreted by the viewer’s imagination.
I work on paper, mostly using pastel, with some watercolour and ink elements. all works are approximately A1 size. Recently I have also begun working in acrylics.
I have also included some drawings, mostly from life drawing sessions.
1947 Born, Sydney
1966-7 Studied Architecture, University of NSW
1970-2 National Art School
1974-6 Diploma in Art, Alexander Mackie CAE (later COFA), Sydney
1976 Group exhibition, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1979-80 Travelling throughout Asia:
studied batik, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
studied Pishwar painting, Rajasthan, India
studied Tibetan Thanka painting, Dharmsala, India
1981 Studied drawing, Chelsea School of Art, London
1982 Diploma in Education, Sydney Institute
1983-89 Art teacher (Wawina Creative High, James Cook Boys High)
1986 Winner, Sleaze Ball poster competition
1987 Group exhibition, Works Gallery, Sydney
1988 Group exhibition, Roslyn Oxley Gallery9, Sydney
1989 Solo exhibition, “Vertical Hold”, North Sydney Contemporary Gallery
1989-2014 Lead graphic/digital designer, NSW Dept of Education & communities
2014 Highly commended, Green Way Art Prize
2014 Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize
2015 Highly commended, Art-competition.net, Landscape
2016 Highly commended, art-competition.net, Land and sea scapes
2017 6th prize, art-competition.net, Scapes #
2018 Featured in "Inspired by nature" international online exhibition, Art-competition.net.
2018 Group exhibition ‘Drawing Group’, My Secret Cafe Gallery, Chiangmai
2018 Solo exhibition, ‘Lanna Moods’, My Secret Cafe Gallery, Chiangmai