I was born in Kilmore, Victoria in 1978 and grew up in Bendigo. I then lived in London and Melbourne for many years but I currently call Ballarat, Victoria home.
I studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Latrobe University. Graduating with distinction and winning the graduate award at the end of my degree that saw me travel through Europe creating art and exploring the world for a number of years.
My first Solo Exhibition was in 2006 at Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne Victoria. I have had multiple solo shows since, in Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat and participated in many group shows in Australia, Eurpope and online.
I have always created from a young age, feeling deeply connected to my chosen subject of the human form since early high school. My style and mediums are mood based and as such can often vary but what remains (I hope) is expression through mark making. I love drawing true likeness in the human form but I also really love and strive to bring out all the emotional complexities that comes from being human. Mark making and energy or restraint through that mark making often takes priority over exact likeness.
Drawing in any medium is my preferred technique but I LOVE printmaking and majored in Printmaking, specifically Lithography at University. For me it adds another layer of emotional energy to an artwork. The tactile nature of it adds to the physical experience of creating.
As well as exploration of the general human existence, a very strong aspect of my work is exploring the lives of the LGBTIQ+ people and communities through my work. Their experiences, their lives, the emotional aspect of their personal journeys.
Other than creating my own art work and being able to use that as a vehicle of expression I am most passionate about encouraging and supporting other people to be creative. I sponsor an art award for high school aged students, promoting and supporting art in regional Victoria. I also do what I can to encourage and support the making of art for art sake. To not aim for perfection but just to do it. I am looked for any way possible to promote this to people.
1995 - Victorian Certificate of Education
1998 - Latrobe University Bendigo, Bachelor of Visual Arts with Distinction
2009 - Diploma of Project Management
20 years art practice including solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and private commissions.
15 years of project management, project delivery and business analysis. Including Project budgets, reporting and analytics.
January 2021 - I think you're on mute - Back Space, Art Gallery of Ballarat
June 2019 - 365 Days of Crap. Stock room Gallery, Melbourne
February 2018 - Profile Picture Project
March 2016 - Home is where the art is. Online exhibition
Feb 2013- Anything can happen if you let it – Red Brick Gallery
Feb 2011 - Take a Leap – Space 22
Dec 2010 - Played - Daylesford
Nov 2008 - One week in my mind – Brunswick Street Gallery
August 2006 - Flood Gates – Brunswick Street Gallery
2021 50 squared Art Prize - Brunswick Street Gallery
2021 Queer Art Exhibition - Mother Melbourne, Northcote
2021 Contemporary AF - Mission at Seafearers – Melbourne, Midsumma Scratch Arts Hub
2021 Road Nationals Coffee Cup Comp
2019 White Night Ballarat
2019 Out - Brunswick Street Gallery
2019 30x30 - Brunswick Street Gallery
2019 Self Portrait - Incube8r
Linden postcard show
Ochre Gallery group show
Reb Brick Portrait show
Red Brick 30x30
Brunswick Street Gallery 30x30
Brunswick Street Gallery Drawing show
Bendigo Rotary Art Show
Frankston Art Show
Camberwell Rotary Art Show
Melbourne Art Fair (with Brunswick Street Gallery)
2020 - Ballarat Mental Health Week
2005 - Frankston Art show - winner
2004 -Ballarat Rotary Art Show - winner
1996 - Latrobe University Graduate Award