I live and work in the hinterlands of Byron Bay in Australia. My home and
studio lies in a remote area surrounded by rainforest and wildlife. I have
always been interested in art and design, and in 2006 I started training
as a visual artist.
My work and my concepts are influenced by nature’s beauty, but also
by a deep concern for its destruction. The rise of consumerism, the
increasing power of large corporations, and the resulting social injustice
are sometimes too disturbing for me to portray in my art. I rather choose to
depict the delicate, mysterious and beautiful aspects of life, living, and the
realms in between.
Often my work is a metamorphosis of nature and humanness, symbolising
our inherent connection. Merging the two together holds a fascination for me.
My digital prints are based on hand-drawn images, mostly ink on paper.
These drawings have then been processed in Photoshop to create new
compositions. The digital process is kept to a minimum so that the hand
drawn qualities are not lost.
Whenever I can, I create new work by reusing and recycling materials like
discarded newspaper, books, packaging, cardboard – thus moving more and
more towards a sustainable arts practice.
Education and Training
2006-2008 Digital Art, Design & Photography, Southern Cross University, Lismore,
2008-2010 Diploma of Fine Arts, Lismore TAFE, Lismore, NSW, Australia
2017 Feeling Like a Suitcase, BSA Project Space, Mullumbimby, NSW
2016 Have Case, Will Travel, C.A.S.E. Inc, Mullumbimby, NSW
2016 PaperWorks, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW
2015 The Garden Show, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW
2012 Artfelt Art Prize, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
2012 Ocean Shores Art Expo, Ocean Shores, NSW
2012 Byron Arts Classic, Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
2011 Byron Arts Classic, Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
2010 ‘2nd Drawer Down, Space Gallery, TAFE, Lismore, NSW
2010 ‘Rocks & Rabbits & everything in between’ Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
2010 3D Sculpture Exhibition, Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
2010 ‘Tandem’, Space Gallery, TAFE, Lismore, NSW
2009 ‘The Eight of Us’, Northern Rivers Community Art Gallery, Ballina, NSW
2016 Have Case, Will Travel, C.A.S.E. Inc, Mullumbimby, Highly Commended
2012 Artfelt Art Prize, Ballina, 3rd Prize – Open Section
2012 Ocean Shores Art Expo, 1st Prize – Sculpture
2012 Ocean Shores Art Expo, People’s Choice Award
2011 Byron Arts Classic, 1st Prize – Sculpture
2010 ‘2nd Drawer Down’, Space Gallery– Special Achievement