“A painting is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”

-Diane Arbus-

Colour and light

Rosehill Family Medical Practice, Parramatta

Curated by Wayne Looyen

My paintings are a personal expression of my interest with the visual effects of color as revealed by the play of light across an array of objects. I attempt to portray the infinite beauty of color not only in every object itself but also in the interaction between objects, their shadows, and the surrounding space as light travels over and among them.

The focus is on the beauty of the everyday objects that surround us – a beauty that we take for granted as we are often too close to see it.

Charged spaces

Xavier Art Space, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst

Curated by Wayne Looyen

In my artwork, I explore the contradictions, joy and fragility of life.  I am interested in blurring the boundaries, exploring a space where things are fleeting, uncertain, risky and ultimately liberating.  

The 1960s artist Eva Hesse has been a great influence on me, particularly her use of non traditional materials, to create emotionally charged spaces reflecting her subjective experiences.  My works are autobiographical in nature, snapshots of memories and feelings, intended to provoke curiosity, emotion and connection in my audience.  I am interested in exploring the fragile and the ephemeral qualities of life, which allow me to access what it is to be human – uncertainty, fear, love, sadness, joy, weakness, strength and beauty.

Round the hoist

GIG Gallery, Glebe

Subject matter: urban landscape focusing on Australian suburbia.
I am interested in taking the neglected, seedy corners of suburbia and wringing out images which, though rooted in pesonal experience will depart to form a unified image and a new identity. I aim to take everyday objects and heighten their significance so that the viewer could learn to appreciate each object as art in itself.

Patterns of habitation

Mary Place Gallery, Paddington

My work aims to explore how people use space in a modern urban context and the assumption of the permanence of our way of life and our cities. I am intrigued by the patterns we make on the surface of the earth and how we ‘own’ it, although our own existence is transitory.
Patterns of habitation’ is an amalgam of many elements, memories, signs, language, fears and desires, all floating somewhere in space and time, dream and reality. What is to be and what is yet to come. Assuming forms to only then disappear.

Coal mining sketchbook

“How dark was it down there in that coal mine?

How could you tell night from day?”

“The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves”

Willem De Kooning