statement

Having grown up in one environment and then migrated to live in several others before ending up in rural Australia, my artworks are inspired by encounters with the natural world. Much of my work has been exploring our relationship with the landscape and, through it, I have come to recognise nature’s significance to our humanity, and to believe that the landscape is an essential element in the formation of a culture’s distinctiveness. As such the focus of my art is not necessarily on the majestic – rather, I choose to engage with forces that act upon the fragments, and to examine the nature of their changeability. As a result my artworks act as metaphors alluding, through their subject matter, to our everyday experiences. My artworks are based on ideas and concepts which I prefer to explore on two dimensional surfaces. I use a technique which I have developed over many years, based on the old masters painting technique I’d learnt in Vienna. By layering paint and tempera the canvases develop a reality of sorts, with which I hope to entice the viewer to enter into a dialogue with the artwork; to perhaps reach beyond the surface and engage with the new spaces I created.


army

Art Reveal Interview 2017

in flux

Trajectory 2014

Essay by  Jessica Holburn

shallows2

Circularity  2011

Remarks by Hanna Kay and Response by Ross Mellick

adrift

Weightlessness 2010

Essay Katrina Rumley

grasslands

Waterways 2009

In Conversation with Rebecca Rass

watercourse 7

Undertow 2009 - 12

Journal Notes