About the Artist

I am a Tasmanian artist living in a vibrant regional area on the glorious east coast of Tasmania.

I act as teacher/mentor to local artists and act as administrator of the Spring Bay Studio & Gallery.  The Studio aims to build and develop Fine Arts awareness and involvement on the east coast of Tasmania. You will find more information on the ‘Goings on’ page of this site, or follow the links on my Facebook Page.

Qualifications

2017, Master of Fine Arts & Design. The School of Creative Arts and Law, University of Tasmania. 

Masters project: Okehampton Bay.  This project was sparked by my reaction to the large scale development of salmon farming in Okehampton Bay, on the East Coast of Tasmania not far from where I live.

Like many in my community and increasingly around Tasmania, my concerns are based on the poor governance and regulation of the Tasmanian aquaculture industry and the negative cultural and environmental impacts, which are likely to affect the community as a result.

The resulting work, Okehampton Bay, seeks to respond visually to the complexity of power relationships.

My research has revealed that nothing is as straight forward as it seems. Investigation of both the nuances of the politics of the issue and the process of undertaking the painting have revealed that the balance must be found in the complex relationships between opposites.

2013, BFA Hons.(Professional Stream in Painting). Tas. College of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

2002, Batchelor of Fine Arts, National Art School Sydney, majoring in Painting.

Full Curriculum Vitae available on request.

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Latest works

Found Objects

Sculpture is a passion and I don’t do enough…so at present I’m working on small sculptures, with a focus on locally-sourced materials.  The work featured is ‘Bone Idol’.