I am updating my website this month. Some of my work is very difficult to capture within the format of a screen. I always photograph work before glass framing, but sometimes I think showing the frame is also important.
If you see any of my works either in the gallery or shop sections that indicate they are framed and there is no photo, please contact me and I will email you a photo.
This is from a series I made in 2018. A series of paper collages. Bellarine will be exhibited at the upcoming DUST exhibition this coming May 3rd in Brisbane. Details here
Here are a few recent works I have available on paper. Please note that selected works have a free shipping code PAPERSHIPFREE
Coming up soon I will be having a small group show at Side Gallery in Brisbane and also be participating in a Summer Series Show at Boom Gallery in Geelong.
With summer holidays approaching, I will be spending some time exploring northern NSW and I’ll be paying particular attention to the Birdlife.
Recently I became aware of a collaborative project about migratory Shoreline Birds, called Overwintering. Artist, Kate Gorringe-Smith has initiated this mapping project and around 150 artists from NZ and Australia are involved, producing prints on their observations of these birds. I’ve been wanting an excuse to get back into some printmaking so this will be the perfect trigger. When I first started painting years ago, birds were often the subject matter of my work and here where I live and work I constantly pay attention to the local avians coming and going.
A place I visit regularly now, but have done so a few times over the last ten years is the quiet coastal town in NSW, called Pottsville.
Here, the quietness of the town slows me down.
Located right on the coastline adjacent t0 beautiful wide beaches and open shores, it has a sense of pushing you back in time. At its heart is Mooball Creek which directly flows in from the ocean, and is a height of activity for locals and summer holiday makers who wish to float on its waters, fish or wade through.
Recently the creek has been blocked. At the mouth, there had been topographical changes to the retaining rock wall and with the way nature goes, eventually reduced the ocean waters to flow in and out with the tides. Causing risk of flooding to the urban areas down stream, but more importantly the risk of killing off the flora and fauna of the ecosystem. Reports even suggested that there had also been higher levels of bacteria in the creek and swimmers were advised not to swim in it.
So with this in the forefront of my mind of late, I have reworked ‘Winter Waters’ (2016) and now have ‘Cleansing the Winter Waters’. I’m OK with painting over older work, especially if it becomes a little stagnant and in need of some rejuvenation. Continuing the ideals of impermanence within the concepts of my work with nature.
I’ve been spending my spare time in Pottsville, New South Wales. My home away from home. Here I have been exploring Mooball Creek…. a constant source of inspiration. Recently the creek stopped flowing due to topographical changes at the mouth of the creek. Watching the waters has grabbed my attention and developed my sense of environmental issues within this area…..more to come over the years as I spend more time there.