Late Afternoon has been awarded highly commended at the 2021 Clayton Utz Art Award.
‘My studio is surrounded by tall trees, spiraling vines, saplings and bracken. The leaf-littered clearing is edged by ferns and ginger plants. In the late afternoon the sunlight glints through, setting off a contrast between the darkening forest and the sunset beyond.’
Coming up in August is a group exhibition ‘Home’ running from 20 August until 7 September 2021 at Lethbridge Gallery Brisbane. My work Lily Dam (below) will be showing.
‘The dam at home lies at the bottom of a steep slope and is edged with ferns, reeds and palms. On summer evenings it is loud with the songs of croaking frogs. These animals’ sounds, evidence of abundant life, contrast with the surface stillness of the dark water in the pond.’
The Collection (below) is to be included in the Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award exhibition which is showing at Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane from 18 – 26 June 2021.
Dianella (below) has been awarded ‘best painting’ at the Immanuel Arts Festival, Buderim.
I am extremely pleased that my painting Forest has been highly commended in the excellent Lethbridge Landscape Prize which is showing at Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane until 9 May 2021.
‘The forest landscape is dense and complex, endlessly varied and lush. It is made up of the darkest shadows and myriad greens, with sparks of brightness where light finds its way through the canopy above. It sometimes seems silent but it pulses and breathes, sighs, cracks, chirrups and screeches.’
Near Distance (below) has been shortlisted for the 2021 Milburn Art Prize at the Brisbane Institute of Art.
Forest (below) has been selected as a finalist in the inaugural Lethbridge Landscape Prize 2021.
My work Ithaca Creek has been Highly Commended in the Clayton Utz Art Prize 2020! The exhibition is held each year in the offices of Clayton Utz in the Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle St, Brisbane. The award is managed by Lethbridge Gallery and viewing of the exhibition, which continues until September 2021, can be arranged by appointment.
This painting is available through Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane.
Ithaca Creek forms on Mt Cootha, the water rushing down the mountain in rivulets after a storm. On this lower stretch of its course it still flows rapidly after rain, but as time goes by it dries up until just shallow pools of dark water remain.
This painting Ithaca Creek is a finalist for exhibition at the Clayton Utz Art Prize 2020. The award is announced on 16th October.
Dark Fruit has been selected for exhibition this month in the Lethbridge 20,000 award at Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane.
My work The Memory (below) has been selected for inclusion in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2020, to be exhibited at the Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC, Croydon, Sydney from 29 February 2020 to 27 March 2020.
The making of this drawing preceded the recent bushfires, but the signs were already clear that native wildlife and vegetation were under threat from escalating environmental catastrophe. I wanted to express my appreciation of the beauty and delicacy of the melaleuca in flower, while the blackness of the background portends trouble.
This small painting Harpullia is included in the Saving Toondah; Artists for Moreton Bay exhibition at Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane 19 – 30 November 2019. All works are donated by contributing artists and all proceeds of sales go to Birdlife Australia for their campaign to preserve the wetlands of Toondah Harbour. The Moreton Bay wetland habitat of migratory and other wetland birds is under threat from a major development.
I am delighted that my painting Dianella has been selected to show at Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane as part of the Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award 2019. The exhibition, running from 27 June until 6 July, will be shown across both of the Lethbridge galleries at Paddington and Bulimba. The opening event and announcement will be at 6pm on 29 June at the Paddington gallery.
My show ‘Wandering’ at Lethbridge Gallery, Bulimba runs until 5 May 2019.
‘From the drama of the storm cloud about to release its power, to the imperceptible but constant movements of a growing tree as it stretches towards the sky, the world is awe-inspiring. I am interested in how our primal psychology responds to the forces of nature.’
Coming up on 5 April 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm is the opening celebration for my exhibition ‘Wandering’ at Lethbridge Gallery, 11 Wambool Street, Bulimba. I am exhibiting alongside Michelle Caitens, and the show continues through until 5 May 2019.
I am currently preparing for a show at Lethbridge Gallery in Wambool Street, Bulimba, Brisbane, opening 5 April 2019 and continuing through to 5 May 2019.
The latest edition of Indulge magazine (#16 Spring18) contains this article about my work and the Lethbridge 10,000 prize.
The exhibition ‘Artists to Watch’ is showing at Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane from 18 August 2018 until 3 September 2018. I have four paintings in this show including Ghostly Garden and Pandorea (below).
In the latest July news, my painting Grizelle Vase has been awarded winner of the Lethbridge 10,000 small scale art award 2018!
Grizelle Vase is included in the Lethbridge 10,000 show at Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane opening on July 14.
My exhibition, Shifting Worlds was held in June 2018 at Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Road, New Farm, Brisbane.
Scape to Scape is opening on Friday the 6th of April 2018, 6 – 8 pm at Lethbridge Gallery, 11 Wambool Street, Bulimba, Brisbane. The exhibition runs for a month from April 6 until May 6 2018. This is a group show with two other artists and it includes my painting below ‘Quietly’.
Big Cloud (above) has been highly commended in the finalist group of the Clayton Utz Art Award 2017 at Clayton Utz, Brisbane.
New Flower is part of the exhibition for the Lethbridge 10,000 award at Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane.
Into Blue is a finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Award 2016 in Brisbane.
This painting’s cloudy image could be read either as the merging pattern of river with ocean, as the plume from a chimney or as smoke from an explosion.
Closer has been selected for the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition 2016 held at the South Australian Museum, Adelaide.
The painting could be variously read as a storm cloud, as industrial emissions, a dust storm, smoke from a bush fire, or as ash pouring from a volcano. Cloud symbolises the nebulous, the uncertainty of knowing how to pace the use of natural resources against the environment’s natural rate of recovery. My intention is in no way didactic or to seek objectivity. I aim for ambiguity rather than to make a statement or declare an answer.
My painting Flutter/Lurk has been acquired by Jupiters Hotel, Surfers Paradise as part of the refurbishment of their suites.