Byron Bay Hinterland
Born in Adelaide, I received an Advanced Diploma in Art (applied and visual) from the North Adelaide School of Art in 1993, before going on to a Bachelor of Design (Illustration Design) from the University of South Australia, which was completed in 1998.
In 1999 I moved to Bangalow where I painted and exhibited full time before getting bitten by the design bug. I then worked as a graphic designer before moving to Sydney in 2003 where I worked as an Art Director for BMF Advertising and M&C Saatchi before moving back to the Byron Hinterland where I now can finally paint full time. I paint from life‚ with my own twist‚ because I’m trying to evoke the true character of the object‚ person‚ scene or situation I am describing. Mixing up scale and perspective allows me to paint a from a number of different perspectives at once, in this way I am influenced by art from the 16th century, but I also am a big lover of colonial folk art and art of the Tudors.
My paintings are a metaphorical diary of events and situations that inform the human condition.
I have exibited in group and solo shows throughout my career, and my works are held in private collections both in Australia and Europe.