I held my first solo exhibition in 1999 and regularly exhibit in solo or group exhibitions.
I am a member of the Melbourne artist group Fusion Six having achieved considerable success through our ABOUT FACE touring exhibition since its inaugural exhibition in March 2007 at Glen Eira Council City Gallery that had over 2500 visitors and subsequent Book Launch. The exhibition toured to Bundaberg Art Centre in Queensland; Wangaratta Regional Gallery in Victoria and Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell, Victoria finishing on January 10, 2010. We are currently working on our next 2 year project that will be even more thought provoking.
MAJOR AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:
Over the years my work has been acknowledged with a growing number of awards such as the Terry Collins Medallion; Ming Mackay Award; Best in Show, Runner-up Best Pastel or Best Other Medium; Best Seascape or Landscape as well as Highly Commended and sponsor awards.
More recently I have been a finalist several times in the ANL Maritime Art Prize, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award; the Alice Bale National Study Grant and also for the Works on Paper and Oil sections of the AME Bale Prize. In 2007 I was awarded the Terry Collins Medallion at AGRA's Australian Art Excellence Awards and in 2008 became a Fellow of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists'.
Book - ABOUT FACE by Fusion Six, published December 2007
International Artist Magazine - #56 August/September 2007
Australian Artist Magazine - # 277 July, 2007
Herald Sun Newspaper - Fusion Six and About Face, February, 2007
Australian Artist Magazine- 'Movement & Reflection' #263, May 2006
Herald Sun Newspaper - Feature Artist - A work of heart, April 26, 2006
International Artist Magazine #34 December/January 2004 - 'Make Coloured Backgrounds Work for You'.
Australian Artist Magazine #221 November 2002
Pastel Artist International #17 September/October 2002
WORKSHOPS, TOURS, & JUDGING
I have been teaching painting and drawing for almost 20 years and have been fortunate at being invited by various art societies or educational bodies both within Victoria and interstate to conduct workshops. This coupled with my painting and own Specialist Workshops in Victoria provides me with a full program each year. I have taught at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga NSW; Grafton Artsfest, NSW; Summer Art Experience, Canberra; Victor Harbor and Adelaide in South Australia; PSA in Queensland; Albury/Wodonga in New South Wales and numerous others in metropolitan and country Victoria. I have been a regular demonstrator over the years and now also judge art shows when invited.
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