|I have always had a passion for art and find it to be an escape from my everyday life. Funnily enough, everyday life is what gives me the inspiration to paint. My style is predominantly semi-abstract, abstract and in some cases verging on surreal. These styles best allow me the freedom to express my feelings, emotions and beliefs in a creative manner.
The majorities of my works begin with simple charcoal lines and are then continued with acrylic paints. However, I do enjoy the use of a mixture of mediums and my mind is always open to experimentation with new techniques and products. I am passionate about using multiple colours and glazing techniques to create depth and tonal value in my paintings. This is a slow but rewarding process as it gives me the opportunity to assess the painting after each glaze. To me, an art piece should not be rushed or forced. When I begin a piece it is the start of a new journey and I am absorbed in my work, thus time is not a factor.
Although ideas for my paintings come from many different avenues, I believe that in the end my creativity is inspired by personal experiences. One of the most rewarding experiences throughout my creative journey has been the influence of my art teacher and mentor, Donald James Waters, who has consistently encouraged individuality and reminded me to stick to my own journey and be true to myself.
SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS:
April 1st 2007 "Masquerade Art Show" Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.
June 15th & 16th, 2007 "2 Sides Art Exhibition" Springwood Towers Hotel, Springwood.
March 11th to 24th, 2009 "Twisted Palettes" Robina Art Gallery, Robina Parkway.
June 5th to 8th, 2009 "Calypso Bay Boardwalk Art Exhibition" Calypso Bay.
June 25th to July 21st, 2009 "Undiscovered Artists #2" Martin Galleries, Nundah Village.
July 31st to August 5th, 2009 "Twisted Palettes Art Exhibition" Circle Gallery, West End.
September 2009 Ist Prize Award for Abstract, Beenleigh Show Society, Beenleigh Showgrounds.
September 2009 2nd Prize Award for Abstract, Beenleigh Show Society, Beenleigh Showgrounds.
September 2009 Ist Prize Award for Local Novice Painting, Beenleigh Show Society, Beenleigh Showgrounds.
September 2009 2nd Prize Award for Local Novice Painting, Beenleigh Show Society, Beenleigh Showgrounds.
September 2009 Overall Show Champion Award, Beenleigh Show Society, Beenleigh Showgrounds.
June 2010 1st Prize in Visual Art,Novice Painting, Mudgeeraba Show.
June 2010 1st Prize in Visual Arts, Acrylic, at the Mudgeeraba Show.
June 2010 1st Prize in Visual Arts, Mixed Media, at the
This Painting won First Prize in Visual Arts, Mixed Media at the Mudgeeraba Show.
June 2010 Overall Show Champion Award, Mudgeeraba Show.