Drawing, painting, printmaking and playing with natural materials – I use whatever is at hand to explore visual responses to the world. My focus tends to be on place: landscape and cityscape, domestic and public, familiar and foreign, internal and external. I fill sketchbooks on my travels around Australia and further afield.
I’m intrigued by the way we project our desires onto the physical world, and how the world pushes back - affecting our bodies and our moods, attracting or repelling, sustaining and destroying. I ponder the experience of being 'a part of nature yet apart from nature'.
My earlier professional life as a publisher of books for young people, working closely with authors and artists, fuelled my interest in the power of images to stir emotions, evoke place, and enrich narrative. My current involvement with music and theatre also exerts a subtle influence on my approach to visual art.
2011 Break Out, Gipps Street Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Linden Gallery Postcard Show, Acland Street, St Kilda
2013 In Place Of…, Collingwood Gallery, Smith Street, Fitzroy
2013 Albert Park Art Show
2015 Melbourne Storeys, City Library Gallery, Flinders Lane, Melbourne
2016 Who Is Looking At You? Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize Exhibition
PROFESSIONAL & NOT-FOR-PROFIT:
Director, Pixel Seed Fund
Director, Swingbridge Arts | Jump Leads Productions
2013 Diploma of Visual Art, CAE
1985 - 2009 Publisher of Books for Children & Teenagers, Associate Director, Allen & Unwin
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