Trained at City Art Institute, Paddington, NSW. During the 80s participated in the Sydney Biennale, Venice Biennale, Melbourne Sculpture Festival, Canberra Sculpture Festival and joint exhibitions as an installation and performance artist
- 1986 - 1988 Artist in Residence, Woolloomooloo Primary School, NSW Disadvantaged Schools Program.
- 1990-2005 Academic, Western Sydney University, visual art education and publication.
- 2005 -2014 Education Consultant, international development. Project work with World Bank, USAID, AusAID, Asia Development Bank in China, Timor Leste, Fiji, Afghanistan, Oman, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Cambodia.
This wide experience informs my art practice in ways not necessarily apparent in the work, sharpening my critical eye and broadening my process and approach to painting. I endeavour to generate marks on the canvas that communicate ideas and feelings about the image rather than relying purely on representation. It’s a style which is part drawing part painting, and born both of the medium and my temperament. I use high quality oil sticks that enable me to work quickly, sketching in the feel of the landscape, which I then develop more slowly and carefully using paint and oil sticks.
The waterways of Australia are a particular focus. Creeks and rivers offer so much beauty and contact with the landscape. I try to create paintings that don’t just reflect the landscape but interpret it in a way people want to live with.