My love of Australia is obvious and this has seen me travel much of it camping out the back of a ute with a sketchbook in hand. The outback inspires me with its unique colours, remoteness and wildlife, from waterfalls and brolgas of the Kimberley, to rock art and billabongs of Kakadu, cockatoos flying over spectacular gorges in Litchfield, turquoise bays of the Daintree, Cape York and WA’s southwest. The Western Australian lifestyle inspires me to utilise large brush strokes and vibrant colours to portray a range of Australian scenes.
My fun and simplistic style of art stems from my love of life on the road. There is nothing like camping on a river under a boab tree surrounded by brolgas, bush turkeys & cockatoos. Whistling kites hovering in the smoke of our campfire. Barramundi jumping as my man catches a mud crab and cooks it on the coals for dinner. I love capturing the simplicity of life in this unique part of our country on canvas.
I have had a passion for art since as long as I can remember, when I would sit on the lounge room floor with my Dad and I would try and impress him with my colourful scribbles! I studied graphic design before setting up a design business in 1991. The popularity of my art through business projects led me to commit to full time artistry in 2001, which I have been doing ever since.
I have been lucky that what I love doing and am passionate about seems to resonate strongly with viewers of my art. As a result I have been asked to paint many pieces, both in private collections and commercial applications such as artworks throughout the rooms at Seashells Resort, promotional posters and merchandise for the annual Mandurah Crab Fest and paintings for the Waters & Rivers Commission.
Exhibitions of my works have been held at Monsoon Gallery Broome, Fusion Gallery Mandurah, The Mandurah Art Gallery and the Emma Blyth Gallery, 9 Smart Street Mandurah. Open 7 days 9-5. Phone 08 9581 1444. I have also been the artist in Residence at both Seashells Resort Mandurah and Cable Beach Resort Broome.
I have also been able to use my art to contribute to a range of worthwhile community projects and charities, such as Telethon, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Peel Health Campus.
Culinary delights, sail boats, sunbaking beach babes & Australian wildlife all feature strongly throughout my work and romp across the vivid canvas with a sense of fun & liveliness.
Please enjoy browsing through my art and experience Australia and its beauty through my eyes.
Visit my Gallery!
9 Smart Street
(in the Smart Street Mall)
Western Australia 6210
OPEN 7 DAYS Monday to Saturday 9 – 5
Sunday 10 – 4