I like to capture the fleeting glimpse that is usually experienced when a particular moment is seen in that first instant.
I’ve studied all the major techniques and styles and have always found that sticking with one particular artistic style or technique as being too restrictive.
Being self-taught has allowed me to bend the ‘rules’, and push beyond the boundaries. To experiment a lot more and incorporate the fusion of several techniques and styles. This gives me the freedom to remain more true to the mood of the artwork. . .
Currently represented by ‘Gallery 112’, St.Kilda.
Various private collections throughout Australia, Europe, and Japan.
Visually represented on the Channel 7 News Program - 2002
Visually represented in the Warrnambool Standard - 2002
Designed the Artwork for the Hawksdale’s ‘Funkiest Toilet’ - 2002
Have Illustrated cover of Port Fairy Folk Festival Program - 1999
Visually represented in the Warrnambool Standard - 1997
Visually represented in the Art Almanac - 1993
Visually represented in the Herald Sun -1993
Have Illustrated for Australian Penthouse Magazine - 1982
Have Illustrated for Australian Penthouse Magazine - 1981
Prizes and Awards:
1st Prize, Best Overall Artist, Herald Sun Art Show - 1993
1st and 2nd Prize, Contemporary Arts Soc: Art Show - 1992
2nd Prize, Contemporary Arts Soc: Art Show - 1986
2nd Prize, Contemporary Arts Soc: Art Show - 1985
Some Historical Facts About Me:
I have been dismissed from the Victorian Artist’s Society, twice. Once when I was 17, and the other time when I was 36. Both times because the people in charge did not believe that the paintings I had submitted for their annual exhibition were made by me. In their words they did not believe that someone my age could have the maturity to paint like that. I felt peeved, couldn’t be bothered to dispute them and never went back - 1972 and 1993
Joan Gough from Joan Gough Gallery once stated publicly that in sheer technique I was unbeatable -1986
Currently permanently exhibiting in Galler112, St.Kilda
Group Exhibition, Linden Postcard Show -.2008
Group Exhibition, Linden Postcard Show - 2007
Port Fairy Arts Asc, Vic - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Solo Exhibition, Artifact Gallery, Ballarat Vic - 1995
Solo Exhibition, Bluestone Gallery, Vic - 1991
Three Man Exhibition, Joan Gough Gallery, Vic - 1986
Knokke-Heist International Exhibition, Frankfurt - 1986
Glenroy Art Group, Vic - 1986
Contemporary Arts Society, Vic - 1986
Glenroy Art Group, Vic - 1985
Knokke-Heist International Exhibition, Frankfurt - 1985
Group Exhibition, New York - 1985
Contemporary Arts Society, Vic - .1985
World Exhibition, Hamburg - 1984
Glenroy Art Group, Vic - 1984
Knokke-heist International Exhibition, Frankfurt - 19