artist statement

A creative and rural upbringing has created an ongoing fixation with the colour, composition and natural beauty of the Australian Landscape.

This has proved to be a very strong base for the subject treatment in all of my work. I am consistently drawn to the freedom of mark making and love of texture and use this as an approach to form a large part of the artistic process in both my printmaking and painting. To take a simple or insignificant scene from my natural surroundings and present it artistically in a way that gives it relevance and appeal teaches me to stop and appreciate every little aspect of nature. My joy is in the creativity.....my endeavour is to share it.

"God made the country Man made the town" - William Cowper