It seems painting has always been my passion… going straight into the National Art School once I left secondary school and also working in an art studio in Sydney there was little doubt it was to be my life.
Although taught most media it is pastel which has become the medium for which I am most requested to teach and the one that has won me most acclaim: and it happens to be the one that I taught myself, just by trial and error. For this reason I believe its immediacy and brilliance, make it a perfect medium for beginners.
It has been with pastel that over 130 first prizes have contributed to the Combined Art Societies of Sydney awarding me “Artist of the Year” 8 times.Although still enjoying all the other media, I find pastel is my favourite because of its versatility.
Whether the subject be the soft mists at dawn or the busy colourful markets, a gentle portrayal of a child or craggy rocks at the beach, pastel will work every time!I have had 10 solo shows and numerous 2 person and other group shows since 1980.
I have also produced a calendar for local and overseas distribution, 2 series of collector plates (also for Australia & overseas), and have illustrated books and book covers and written articles for the Australian Artist and Artist’s Palette magazines.
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