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I am a mixed media artist living in Brisbane. My work is about how I see the natural world, how all the elements in the environment relate to each other. It is mostly stylised or abstract but mostly figurative, with people and plants as favourite subjects. The world is constantly shown to us in fragments and my work reflects that by incorporating many processes and layered elements.
Every piece begins by preparing the background with collage, image transfers and linework. This foundation often dictates what will come next, but the subject matter is my key concern. Working over the background with acrylic and water-based mediums, delivers a spontaneity and energy to each piece. The act of creativity helps me to see the natural world in all its detail and beauty.
My work occupies that space between pure abstraction and realism. It leaves enough obscurity to allow the viewer to add information with their own experiences of a certain location or person or subject. It’s all about evoking a memory or an emotion when looking at that piece.
RQAS Members' Annual
Foot Squared, Aspire Gallery
Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show (Invitational), March
Brisbane: Landscapes, Landmarks and Personalities, RQAS, April
Aspects Art Show (Invitational), May
Landscapes, Seascapes, Streetscapes, Aspire Gallery, May
Rotary Art Spectacular, May
Tower Block Art Show, Marist College Ashgrove, June
RQAS Members' Annual, July-August
Paper Love Group Show (Invitational), Revival Art and Design, October
Polychrome & Monochrome, Aspire Gallery, October
Modernism Group Exhibition, RQAS, August
Foot Squared Group Exhibition, Aspire Gallery, August
Printmaking Group Exhibition, Aspire Gallery, July
Members’ Annual Exhibition, RQAS, July
Marist College Ashgrove Art Show, May
Black and White, Aspire Gallery, May
Landscapes, Seascapes and Streetscapes, Aspire Gallery, April
Brisbane Landscapes, Landmarks and Personalities, RQAS, April
New Horizons Art Show, Marist College Ashgrove, July
Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery, June
cARTwheel Collaborative, Percolator Gallery (2015, 2013)
Fortune 500, Art & Design Precinct (2013)
Bachelor of Arts || Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
Brisbane Grammar School, October 2019
Flying Arts Alliance
Royal Queensland Art Society, Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane
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