Figurative realist oil painter from regional Western Australia, with a keen interest in the techniques used by both old masters and contemporary realists. Perhaps best known for my focus on portraiture, I’ve recently begun exploring botanical and still life subjects. I create keenly observed and highly detailed works that invite a quiet moment of pause, introspection and welcome respite from a constantly ‘switched on’ world.
I studied a Bachelor of Humanities (Fine Art) at Curtin University, graduating with distinction in 2013. Recently, I have studied under the tuition of internationally recognised hyper-realist Robin Eley, at The Art Academy in Adelaide.
In 2018 I was awarded funding to support the development of my arts practice from state and national arts funding programs, through a mentorship program culminating in my debut solo exhibition Quietude.
I’ve held two solo exhibitions in Western Australia and taken part in numerous group shows including The Alternative Archive exhibition series. I am one of 40 artists to be selected for [The Alternative Archive] survey exhibition at John Curtin Gallery in 2021.
A finalist in Australian awards including the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award (2019) and the Bluethumb Art Prize (2020). My works have been selected as semi finalists in international awards including the 15th ARC Salon (2020) and Boynes Emerging Artist awards (2020).
Works held in private collections across Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Japan and Singapore.
My artwork “Reminisce” (PoetsArtists ‘Shelter’) has been selected for ‘The Nova Collection’ time capsule to be archived on the Moon via Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C Lunar Lander, scheduled for launch in 2022