West Wyalong NSW
I am an artist who thrives on variety and challenge. My style is thematically and stylistically diverse, deliberate and intended. It doesn’t fit happily under a single descriptor. My paintings encompass some elements of whimsy, surrealism, impressionism or even the absurd depending on the individual piece.
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IDEAS TO IMAGES
As an artist my greatest challenge is to produce paintings that transfer my abstract ideas and mental visions to tangible images on canvas. These images are created from ideas and inspirations derived from eclectic sources such as common phrases, play on words, juxta positioning objects with objects and animals with objects, homonyms, colour journeys and from nature itself. I just love painting birds and flowers, especially Australian natives as they are so spectacular in colour and lend themselves to so many compositions. Particular attention is paid to placement, exploration into colour and composition in each artwork. I use various techniques such as pointillism, sponging, impasto work and am never afraid to try new methods to produce each piece.
Whilst painting I live totally in the present and hope that my completed artwork will bring visual pleasure to others in the future. I am an intuitive artist who remains seriously committed to my art and I intend to continue exploring ideas, processes and techniques for many years to come.
My works have been exhibited in Solo & Group exhibitions in art galleries and art shows in Canberra, Bungendore Fine Art, West Wyalong, Grenfell, Queanbeyan, Corowa and Coolamon.
Works are held in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Mackay, Girral, Narranderra, West Wyalong, Forbes, Wagga Wagga, St Helens Qld and Broulee NSW.
Sally Prior, Arts – Capital Life, Panorama – Canberra Times. 3 Aug 2013 (p.16)
Art & Craft, Bungendore Mirror. 31 July 2013 (p.13)
The Art Of Community, Central West Lifestyle magazine. Spring 2016 Edition (p. 106-107)