I am a Melbourne artist who shares my passion for the natural world through my expressive abstract paintings. Working with the medium of paint, I explore the patterns and colors found in the landscape. Painting on canvas and paper I work with organic motifs and contours creating translucent veils of colour that run, pool and bloom, forms that suggest the patterns of nature’s cycle of growth and change
Evocative shapes and patterns are created during the process of painting and manipulation. Overlapping shapes and translucent stains of paint vacillate between the familiar and the unknown. I aim to provide an escape from the real world in my work, a space of contemplation where the ebb and flow of color and form beckon a dialogue with the viewer.
I have been painting professionally since 2007 when I completed a Fine Art Honors degree at RMIT University Melbourne. My abstract and landscape paintings have been shortlisted for a number of national prizes, including recently the John Villiers Outback Art Prize Queensland, and also First prize for the Open Art exhibition at the Frankston Arts Centre, 2017. My work is exhibited regularly in solo exhibitions in Melbourne, on the Mornington Peninsula and in regional centres, many of my paintings are held in private and public collections locally and overseas.