Artist Statement

 

I am a Contemporary Australian Visual Artist, who lives and works full time on my art making practice within my vibrant light filled studio located in the heart of Sydney’s harbour side village of Balmain.

Holding a Masters in Cross Disciplinary Art & Design from the University of New South Wales (MCDArtDes, UNSW) and with many years’ experience working in the Arts and Cultural sector, I express this wealth of knowledge within my arts practice.

Influenced by major artistic figures such as Brett Whiteley, Helen Frankenthaler, John Olsen, Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko, I am an action/gestural painter and my work is produced in an Abstract Expressionist style that explores developed experimental techniques and processes. Building up each work using a variety of media, I create depth through exquisite transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.

Featuring organic forms and fluid shapes my works are inspired by memory, meditation, music and the culture and essence of Australia. I continue to explore my theme of visually capturing the unseen energy, movement, life force and emotion beneath the surface - while reflecting the palette of our natural landscape.

I am interested in how energy informs the painting and viewing process.

My paintings provide a space for you the viewer to engage with this spectrum of energy that then provokes conversation and thought. I hope that when viewing these works of energy, you are free to be transported to another state of mind.


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