My love of Australia is obvious and this has seen me travel much of it camping out in 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, cockatoos flying over spectacular gorges in Karijini, turquoise bays of the Broome coast, and the forests of 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 as long as I can remember. I would sit on the loungeroom floor with my Dad and 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 painting in 2001, which I have been doing ever since.
I am lucky that what I love to paint 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 artwork for the annual Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest. 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, local schools and the Peel Health Campus.
I am so proud to have achieved my long term dream of having a gallery in Broome. I have been travelling to the Kimberley for the past 20 years, exhibiting my own artwork in various galleries and exhibitions as well as Artist residencies at Cable Beach Club. So excited to now have my own space which also incorporates other local artists. Visit Black Stump Gallery in Carnarvon Street.
My Mandurah Gallery is located in the Mandurah Visitor Centre. 75 Mandurah Terrace.
Please enjoy browsing through my art and experience Australia and its beauty through my eyes.
Visit my Gallery!
75 Mandurah Terrace
(in the Mandurah Visitor Centre)
Western Australia 6210