My artwork is inspired by nature and i like to focus on bringing the outside in. My paintings are highly decorative, however I feel they also serve as a reflection of the beauty and complexity that nature provides. I like to capture the essence of a landscape, stylizing it and making it my own. I employ colour, pattern and repetition to portray the layers of foliage and vegetation that can be seen within the landscape.
My colour palate is governed by my mood and the general feeling I want to create within each painting. I generally work with analogous colours combinations because I feel they best reflect the natural harmony of nature, the subtle warm or cool changes of the seasons and foliage provide endless inspiration. However, I am not afraid of colour and I often experiment with combinations that are not usually traditionally associated with nature and landscapes.
I work spontaneously and rarely begin with a set plan in mind. I let each painting evolve intuitively as I build each layer of paint. I work quickly to begin with, which is why I prefer to work with faster drying acrylic paints. Each piece is then finished off with a layer of gloss varnish to enhance the colours and depth and also protect the surface of the painting. Painting for me is second nature, i have been doing it in one way or another since my early teen years and feels as natural as breathing.
My paintings are both a direct reflection of my surroundings and an imaginary world – a secret garden that exists in my mind. A whimsical place that I can go to escape and be lost within. I create a world that i want to be in and that provides an escape from the everyday.
Yering Station, Yarra Glen. Aug - Sept 2014
She, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong 2015
Magnus 600, Off The Kerb Gallery, July 2015
Colours Of Melbourne, Waterfront Gallery Docklands, October 29th 2015
Into The Valley, Solo Show. Brunswick Street Gallery, Nov 13th-26th 2015
In Flux, Brunswick Street Gallery March 2016
A Years Growth, Solo Show, Warburton Arts Center, April 1st-May 17th 2016
Internal Worlds, Solo Show St Michael's Gallery, Collins Street Melbourne Nov 2016
Yarra, Solo show Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne March 8th-26th 2017
Remembered Landscapes, Solo exhibition at Established for Design, October 2018
Media Features and Mentions
Yarra Ranges Mail – Sept 2014
Art Edit June/July 2015
Haymes Paint – Room Reveal Promotion Nov 2015
Bright Art Licensing Trade Calendar – 2016
Bright Art Licensing Source Book – Front cover and Feature May 2016
Fresh Paint Magazine Dec 2015
The Jealous Curator Blog - June 2015
Art Edit Magazine – Artist to watch June/July 2016
My Modern Met – June 2016
Pattern Pulp – June 2016
Colour In Your Life - You Tube Art Series
Cover of Breathe Magazine (UK and Aus) May 2018
Home Beautiful Magazine May 2018 - Artwork featured