About me....

My art relates to the landscape in abstracted ways. The earth, it''s history and age are referred to and encompass notions of weathering, cycles and journeys. The journeys include memories of landscapes visited, and personal symbols of the experience and are often about the local environment of the Illawarra region that I walk frequently. In my walks and travels I collect objects that can be included in my images. Cross cultural connections are often established though this process linking disparate items and symbols. This gives the artworks personal significance and create a narrative while also allowing the viewer to interpret them in an individual manner.

Another facet of my practice uses similar processes relating to a form of abstracted still life. These images reflect similar themes as the "landscapes" and include current and varying obsessions and investigations. Reference is made to objects that I am passionate about such as pears, fans, rocks, clouds and poppies. These recurring motifs are represented entwined with objects and other symbols to create enigmatic works. The viewer brings their own experiences to the paintings and thereby creates new a relationship with the image. I enjoy the challenge of making tiny miniatures, often in a series, as well as the freedom of expression while working on a large piece. I am experimenting with different media and continue the journey of creating art.