Sometimes quirky, sometimes serious, my work includes a variety of mediums and approaches to subject matter. The underline concept behind the work almost always has connections to feeling, to matter, the stuff of life, and the interrelatedness of all entities
Mostly, I just enjoy immersing myself in the joy of the paint), the paper, the wood, the textures and smells - materials generally. I love the process of forming lines and shapes that speak their own language so different to words, and of making things which reflect the material quality of stuff. Some sense of groundedness (a term used to describe Anselm Kiefer's work) or of getting at the essence of stuff, is a key element of my work.
Colour and tone are may also be elements which make up this language.
I generally view my artworks as paintings, whether they are 3-D or 2-D pieces. In this sense they are canvases ready to take on materials, objects, characters; the subject matter. Line, form, colour and composition are all dependent on subject. I like the idea of stretching the concept of what a painting or drawing might be. It's like a stage waiting to for the set to be complete. The characters are the audience.…Read More
‘Home: interrelatedness of natural and human worlds’ – mixed media 2010
‘Nature and Culture’ – mixed media (textiles, paper, wire, objects) 2009
‘Perspectives into and through natural-world spaces’ – acrylic, oils and fabric 2009
‘No faces: Family portraits in colour and tone’ – acrylic 2008
‘Portraiture/ Iconography: a contemporary sensibility’ 2008
‘Wearable art: Presence’ – sculpture in textiles, screen-print, wire 2008
‘Explorations into drawing’ – textiles, paint, printmaking 2007
'Painting the Town', 2011, Ross Hotel, Tas
Exhibition (upcoming): 'Road Home', Weldborough (Tasman Hwy), Tas