about me

I completed a Diploma of Art Education in Sydney in 1973. After several years of teaching (and painting in my spare time), I took a new career path into graphic design, eventually running my own business in North Queensland.

In 1992 I resumed part time painting until I moved to Coffs Harbour in 2006 when I was able to paint full time.

While I have dabbled in landscapes and still life, I have always been drawn to the figurative and love to capture something of the inner life of the subject. I'm inspired by a lifetime of reading and observation, watching and being interested in people and how they react and interact. I feel that the varied disciplines of my formal art training and my work in graphic design have informed my work.

My first major exhibitions were in Melbourne and I have since exhibited in various group shows in Queensland and NSW, selling to private collectors.







Recent  Awards  &  Exhibitions

Portrait Prize - Grafton Jacaranda Art Show 2014

Grand Champion - Grafton Jacaranda Art Show 2014

Peoples Choice - Lillipilli Art Show 2014

Grand Champion - Sawtell Art Show 2014

Exhibition LA51 Art Gallery. Brisbane June 2014

Selected to contribute to ‘Prayers of a Mother ’ at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. April 2014

Exhibition Quadrant Gallery Melbourne April 2014

Selected for ‘Northern Exposure’ Exhibition. Port Macquarie Regional Gallery 2014

Exhibition Kenthurst Gallery Sydney  Dec/Jan 2013/14

Exhibition Grafton Life Drawing. Grafton Regional Gallery 2013

Finalist Manning Art Prize - ‘Naked & Nude’ 2013

Exhibition ‘As I See it’ Matilda Gallery 2013

Winner Matilda Miniatures 2013

Exhibition ‘About Face’ Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 2012

Packer’s Prize Manning Art Prize 2011

Finalist EMSLA Still Life Prize 2010

Selected Northern Exposure Exhibition - Port Macquarie Regional Gallery 2010

Finalist Northern Rivers Portrait Prize Lismore Regional Gallery 2010

Finalist Stanthorpe Art Festival Prize 2010

Finalist EMSLA Still Life Prize 2009