Since 2014 I’ve been living in a very small village in the hills of Victoria’s North East region in Australia. I exhibit irregularly in local and regional galleries and artist-run spaces. From time to time I run workshops in drawing, painting and print-making.
The world is full of inspiration for artworks, so I go out into it and draw or paint, or gather visual notes to take back to the studio and use as a starting point for something else.
I love the observational work – drawing in cafes, at concerts, painting at home or in the street. And painting the natural world is nutrition for the rest of the work.
The studio practice is a different kind of challenge – making works that rely on imagination, conceptual vision, intuitive responses, taking on the questions of image and object making.
This blog was inspired by my son who wanted more people to see the work I don’t necessarily exhibit. Visual diary drawings, studies, old works that will never now be shown. And of course the stories – a small record of this life and its curiosities, the moments that need telling, the ideas that run around in my head.
Thankyou for reading, and I hope you enjoy it.