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'
and ... working on ideas for future pieces ...
Desert Icon Pigeon study for Monstereo Junior Rabbit Hunter