I would like to provide a little bit of information about myself. I have always had a strong interest in visual art and wondering what I should do after leaving school in 1973, was fortunate in gaining employment as a signwriter. This was well before computers and mastering the brush, understanding colour mixing and masking techniques were essential.
While working as a signwriter, I studied part-time for a Diploma in Art Studies at Fremantle Technical College and Claremont School of Art. By 1987, the visual arts had become my passion, and in that year, I was accepted into a full-time Fine Art and Education course at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia.
During my studies at Curtin, I became interested in the city environment and worked with this theme in my sculpture and photography units. After graduating with a Bachelor of Education in 1990, I began working on paintings, photography and sculpture from my studio while teaching part time in the TAFE system (Technical and Further Education).
In the 1990’s I became interested in environmental issues. I held two solo exhibitions and was invited to exhibit in various group exhibitions. From around 2006 I began to explore digital photography, capturing images of buildings from cities such as Doha, Dubai, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, Singapore and Perth. I also explored the rockforms of the Pinnicales in Western Australia.
After experimenting with different ideas, I returned to painting in 2016. I drew on my earlier experiences as a signwriter and developed a hardedge, minimalist style. In my most recent solo exhibition, held at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle, March 2019. Since my exhibition at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, I have created new works, influenced by the farmlands od regional Western Australia and contemporary architecture.
Currently I am putting together a collection of work to be exhibited at the Sydney Other Arts Fair in September 2020.