My favourite subjects tend to be animal based. The animals become the characters in my art narratives, often symbolic of the struggles and experiences encountered through life's journey.
In 1995 I discovered the joy of clay. It was an instant “coming home” feeling that has never left me, the rigors of surface treatment and the firing of clay alighted a deep passion for ceramic work which resulted in me spending 9 years as a ceramic sculptor living in the rainforests of Bellingen.
My ceramic work is focused on hand building story telling. After painting scenes on vessels, I ventured into acrylic painting which complements my body of work offering the same sentiments but using a different methodology.
Both whimsical and humorous, I strive to capture an authentic voice in my sculptures and paintings. Whether hand building or painting I work with speed, allowing the natural, primal and instinctive surge of energy to infuse with my art.
I live in a small creative town called Yackandandah, and feel most at home bunkered down in my art studio, rummaging through my mind and having creative conversations with my characters.