oil on linen
138 x138 cm
My works are not direct representations of places that I visit every day, nor are they abstract. The most successful have an uneasy edge between the figurative scene and the pure pattern or colour. I have always lived amongst farmland. My painting are worked and laboured over just as the soil and crops have been worked a plotted. They are scraped back or layered, constantly evolving and never really complete.
Born Burnie 1969. Exhibiting since 1992 including UTAS Academy Gallery 2008 and Burnie Regional Art Gallery 2006. Finalist in Hutchins Art Prize 2011; Stanthorpe Art Prize 2010, 2008; Hobart Art Prize 2005 and Glover Prize 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2011. Represented in major public galleries in Tasmania.
Represented by Bett Gallery , Hobart.