Originally trained as a commercial artist in Brisbane during the 1960’s, I later decided to expand my outlook to Fine Art. Studying at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Fine Art Painting. I have exercised my work through various art galleries in Queensland and Victoria, since then. I currently participate in many locally based art communities in the Macedon Ranges and in metropolitan Melbourne. Colour is an essential aspect of my work. Expressionism is my vehicle and I use the human form and landscapes as my point of departure to make my statements. These particular pieces, focus on the local Pyalong and Macedon Ranges regions. These landscapes show strong line work, colour and mark making, showing influence from Fred Williams.
2010: New York Study Tour with Co-ordinator Art Dept, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology: Visited the “Frisk Collection”. PSI contemporary Art Centre – Long Island, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chelsea Galleries, Rubin Museum of Art.
1996-2002: Bachelor of Art/Architecture – Deakin University (Geelong)
1977-1979: Fine Art Painting – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1975: Painting – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1966-1969: Junior Commercial Artist – Jackson & Waine & Duthies Advertising, Brisbane.
1970: Conducted Summer School of Art – Ipswich in Co-ordination with Q.I.T.
2001-2003: Set Painting for Moonee Valley Christian School Play
2003-to present: Drawing group – Trentham (Louise Otten-Pandora Ponds)
1980-1990: Studio Share – Hardware Lane – Melbourne, working with Jenny Bannister.
Solo Exhibitions include:
2011: Bank Art Lancefield – Figures in the Landscape
2003: The Bank Art Lancefield
1990: Upway Gallery
1989: Niagara Gallery Women’s Art Forum
1980: Niagara Gallery Women’s Art Forum with Gabrielle Solomon
1982: Russell St Gallery, Toowoomba – Beyond the Surface
2022 Kyneton Art Group – Best Fauna & Best Still Life –Judge Mary Lanach-Jones.
2000 Excellence Award Woodend Lions Club Judge John McQuarter
2017 Maldon Life Abstracted-Winner of Life Drawing Judge Tony Lenten.
2016 Woodend Art Group Major Prize - Peter Judge Tim Jones.