On canvas, board or paper I work in pastels, acrylics, graphite, charcoal and oils. Anything that will make a mark really. I will look at a subject and consider which media would best suit to achieve the visual effect I’m after. Presently I am working on images for my own exhibtion, working on my portrait painting skills for a stab at an Archibald and Doug Moran entry as well as working on images for other art competitions. I have exhibited my works in New York and Australia and they are in collections in Australia, the US, Canada and Europe. When I’m not planning paintings I am interested in fibre art.
Prior to gaining my post graduate degree in Education in 2008, my under graduate degree was in Visual Communications (Graphic Design) 2002, from the University of South Australia, this allowed me to work as a production assistant on a Rural Newspaper. I moved to Melbourne for two years to take advantage of employment. While there, I was employed as an in-house Graphic Designer and did some freelance and contract work. I returned to Adelaide to as a graphic/pre-press supervisor and as graphic design manager for an advertising and marketing company.
My graphics work ranged from the layout of a full colour historical reference book to point of sale displays, flyers, promotional items, brochures, packaging, advertising displays and even stickers and business cards. I have experience with pre-press and production, offset and digital printing and photography, as well as experience with many imaging and publishing programs for print and web.
I am a qualified art teacher and can provide individual private tuition, group classes or workshops for beginners to advanced artists.