I have been painting and drawing all my life using any medium available but I prefer acrylic, oil pastel or gouache which allow an immediacy in expressing ideas and observations, and produce vibrant colours. I have long had a passion for Natural History and my work often reflects a theme or a place.
I have lived in Queensland many years, retiring to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where my partner and I have created a fauna and flora sanctuary which has become my inspiration. I also like to play with 3D works using found objects, recycled materials, clay and timber.
Sometimes a frivolous title or rendition hides a serious intent as I am passionate about preserving native fauna and flora .. and upholding the ancient craft of art-making.
inside my studio .. Flying Porky Studio Montville
working on some 'drawer sculptures'
... working on ideas for future pieces
Desert Icon Pigeon study for Monstereo Junior Rabbit Hunter