Born in Melbourne in 1967, I moved to the South Coast of NSW when I was 9 years old. In 1990 I started a career in Graphic Design, working in a design studio, commercial printery and a cycling magazine company. I’m now a self employed designer at Rockpool Graphics and a full time artist.
As a child, our family holidays were camping trips - either inland by a river, or in the scrubby bushland by the sea. My parents instilled in me a love for the outdoors, an appreciation for our beautiful country and more importantly a deep respect for our unique wildlife and the simple joys of just observing.
Although the main emphasis of my work is seascapes, beach scenes and water study, there is also a strong connection to the land. I create pieces that link to my love of the outdoors including forest scenes, Australian bush-tracks, bird life and also cycling related paintings and sketches.I prefer to paint a natural and spacious landscape - One which I can see and feel myself in. Working with acrylic on canvas or linen I sometimes include mixed media of an organic nature. I choose to paint images that are calming, nostalgic or humourous. I’d like the viewer to be drawn into my art and find it something that stirs them. For me this is the ultimate goal.