As an artist I am concerned with social, cultural and environmental discourse and commentary. My practice often uses the medium of photography delivered through digital prints. I layer several photographs, with minimal manipulation to represent several aspects of a scene. I sometimes draw and paint on objects and inset them in a scene to further give a sense of place and time. Video art and animation of still imagery is also a fascination. All my practice is grounded in painting and drawing with a fascination for surface and line-work.
Born in regional Bundaberg I now call Brisbane home but I am always up for an adventure wherever life takes me.
I have an arts teaching and consultancy background and have always been a practicing artist. In 2014 I completed my Masters in Arts — practice-led research through Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and continue to be educated by life.
I regularly explore new way to extend my arts practice through artist residencies including Australia, China and France. I take opportunities to discuss my work through floor talks, conferences and through festivals.
2016 Studio 0, CAMAC Art Centre, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
2013 Journey: Frenchman’s walk, Gallery 61, Qld Academy for Creative Industries
2013 Journey: Beachmere, Focus Gallery and Long Gallery, Caboolture Regional Gallery
2011/10 Yours, MINE and ours, Emerald Gallery, Queensland
2010 Remember me, Arts Alive Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
2009/8 Runner up, Domestic Bliss and 30 Square Christmas 2008, Doggett Street Studio, Fortitude Valley
2004/5 Connectedness, Gallery One, Bundaberg Arts Centre
2003 ICON, The Vault, Bundaberg Arts Centre
2022 Art Speaks Out program by ikono TV, COP27, Egypt
2021 50th Anniversary of Our Digital Identities, Online exhibition for Maltepe University, Turkey
2019/11/10/09 Moreton Bay Art Awards, Pine Rivers Gallery, Queensland
2017 EnterCity – TURINvideo, Turin, Italy
2016 Martin Hansen Memorial Art Awards, Gladstone Regional Gallery, Queensland
2016 Noosa Art Awards, Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland
2015 Stone, Water and Living Earth, Redlands Gallery, Cleveland
2014 Hutong Portraits, Dashilar Hutong, Beijing, China
2012 Journey: Frenchman’s walk: pause, Ignite QUT Conference, The Block, Kelvin Grove
2012 Dare to do Square, Pine Rivers Gallery, Queensland
2011 15 Artists, Redcliffe Gallery, Queensland
2010 Picture this, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2009 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA), Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2009 Pathways – From community concepts to CBD art works, Emerald Gallery, Queensland
2006/5 Habitus Habitat, Great Walks! art & environment, Hervey Bay.