I am an Artist and Art Teacher, living on the Sunshine Coast, with my wife and three children. I moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2005 after living and working in London, and travelling through Europe. Before that, I grew up, studied and taught Art in South Australia.
My paintings are generally abstract and semi-abstract and stem from improvisations and stylisations of the world around me. My work is an exploration of colour, texture, form and dramatic use of line. I draw inspiration from my surrounding and travels throughout the world and from spontaneous sketches. I like bold, bright colours.
I love the freedom that painting provides and enjoy the interplay of overlapping and blending of colours, textures and the dramatic effect that the lines can create. The lines are often the emphasis that brings life to my work, and are usually one of the last touches I do, so it can be daunting.
I utilise both acrylic and oil paints to create the desired effects, producing my work on stretched canvas.
I currently teach Primary Art (P-6) at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Buderim.
I also run Kids Painting Classes in the School Holidays.