Australian Landscape Artist
Surrounded by a family of hobby artists I began drawing at an early age. Encouraged to enter school and local art competitions I was often rewarded with first prize. High school lacked art education opportunities, so over a period of 6 years, I attended night classes at TAFE. It was during this time that I learned many of my basic art skills.
Completing School I was led into other interests, although never put down pencil or brush for long. Moving to Broken Hill in 1996 and inspired by the rugged landscape, vibrant colours and the encouraging Broken Hill art scene I spent more and more time at the easel. In 2005 my dream of opening my very own Studio Gallery became a reality.
Artistic Profile & Styles
I have usually described myself as a traditional landscape artist. However, more recently am challenging and changing styles with a range of subjects and a variety of mediums. I am embracing more impressionistic and contemporary techniques in my work.
My preferred medium is acrylic. I love colour and perspective in my work so that you feel like you can walk into the painting. In my landscapes I try to capture the beauty of the harsh Australian outback. Cadmium yellow and orange are used to enhance the colour and clarity of the painting. Combining this with a vivid blue sky makes for a striking painting. I have two techniques; brushstrokes which brings precision and reality to the landscapes and more recently, the pallet knife adding texture and movement into the paintings.