I began painting with transparent watercolour and took the things I learned from experimenting with water-based mediums on paper to acrylic medium on stretched canvas and linen. It’s a process of using multiple transparent layers of paint and dry medium fixed with acrylic painting medium. Because it takes some time for the layers to dry between coats I work in series of several similarly themed paintings over a matter of weeks. I collect my ideas from my local area and scenes from my travels around Australia using photographs and sketches to show light and movement on natural forms.
I love competing in art prizes and I have been in the finals of the Waterhouse Art Prize in Adelaide, The Saint George Art Prize in Sydney, The Stanthorpe Art Prize and several of the Lethbridge Gallery’s Prizes as well as others.