CV and Artist Statement

Solo Exhibitions 
2017 Trees and Light (Feb - April)Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth
2016 Chasing the Sun (Oct) Gallery One88, Katoomba
2015 Beyond Trees of Man (1 May - 2 June) Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
2014-2015 Trees of Man (Dec - Jan) Gloucester Regional Gallery, Gloucester
2013 The Welcome (1-12 May) Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
2012 Beyond the Echoing Green (4-8 July) Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
2011 Participated in Marrickville Open Studio Trail
2007 Contemplations (Sept-Oct) NewView Gallery, Newtown
2005 Where the Wild Things Grow (Feb-Mar) Gladstone Hotel Art Space, Dulwich Hill

Group Shows
2018 Ways of Seeing Landscape II Purple Noon Gallery, Freeman's Reach
2017/2018 A Wilful, Lavish Land group show, Gunnedah Creative Arts Gallery, Gunnedah
2017 Sticks and Stones (May) Work of Art Community Gallery, Gunnedah
2016 NSW Parliament Plein air Painting Prize, Sydney Parliament House, Sydney
2016 Infinities of Blue, Parliament House, Sydney (awarded 3rd prize)
2014 Christmas Group Show Weswal gallery, Tamworth
2014 Norvill Art Prize Exhibition RSL Gallery, Murrurundi
2013 Hawkesbury Art Prize Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach
2013 Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, Muswellbrook
2013 The Glebe Art Show Glebe Library, Glebe
2013 Waverley Art Prize Waverley Woollahra Art School, Bondi
2012 Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2012 Hawkesbury Art Prize (Nov-Dec) Purple Noon Gallery, Richmond
2012 Fisher Ghost Art Award (Nov) Campbelltown Art Gallery, Campbelltown
2011 Christmas show (Dec-Jan) Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
2011 NSW Parliament Plein air Painting Prize (May) Sydney Parliament House, Sydney
2010 The Glebe Art Show (Sept) Glebe Library, Glebe
2010 Norvill Art Prize (Oct) Exhibition RSL Gallery, Murrurundi
2009 The Glebe Art Show (Sept) Glebe Library, Glebe
2008 Shelf Life (Dec) Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
2008 Norvill Art Prize (Oct) Exhibition RSL Gallery, Murrurundi
2008 Portia Geach Memorial Award (Sept) S.H. Ervin Gallery,The Rocks
2007 Shelf Life (Dec) Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
2007 The Glebe Art Show (July) Glebe Library, Glebe (Highly Commended)
2007 Pyrmont Art Prize (April) Pyrmont Square, Pyrmont
2007 The Real Refuse (March) TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst
2006 Shelf Life (Dec) Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
2006 Portia Geach Memorial Award (Sept) S.H. Ervin Gallery,The Rocks
2006 Norvill Art Prize (Oct) Exhibition RSL Gallery, Murrurundi
2006 The Glebe Art Show (July) Glebe Library, Glebe (Highly Commended)
2006 The Farmgate Exhibition (April) Armidale Wool Expo, Armidale
2006 Newtown Community Annual Art Exhibition (March) Newtown Mission Chapel
2005 Small Wonders Exhibition (Nov-Dec) Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
2005 Small Painting Prize (Nov) Soda Gallery, Avalon
2005 Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship (finalist) (Oct) Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
2004 Tree In Changing Light (Nov) Bower House Gallery, Milton

Commission
2018 Judge for Gunnedah Art Show , Gunnedah
2015 Paintings for Hornsby Hospital, Hornsby
2013 Judge for Nundle Art Prize, Nundle

 

Artist Statement

I paint and draw trees and light. They are the main focus in most of my work. My neighbourhood the Blue Mountains is currently where I draw inspiration from.  Within my work I oscillate between creating images that are representational and creating abstract marks and shapes. They are always with a particular landscape in mind, uniting the works. I'm interested in afternoon light particularly, how it highlights certain parts of a tree with bright and intense colouring for example an orange tree trunk or a vibrant red bunch of leaves or sometimes it looks like the tree is on fire but it's just the light bouncing off the glossy,waxy texture of the leaves. These are the things I look for in a moment in the bush.  My painting process involves a mixture of building up layers of thin glazes as well as creating expressive mark making, they deliver texture and a sense of depth to the work. My drawings are spontaneous and full of energy that generate a certain kind of richness about them. They involve layers of charcoal and pencil being drawn or scratched on paper and some of it strategically being rubbed off again.