I am an Australian Artist living in Collaroy in Sydney. I received my Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree from The University of Sydney - Sydney College of the Arts.

After graduating from SCA, I moved to New York City, and over the next few years studied various courses at several art schools - including New York Academy of Art and NYC School of Visual Arts. In the 10 years I lived in New York, I painted numerous commissioned pieces, sold my paintings and drawings on the streets of Soho and was also included in several group exhibitions.

My current series of work explores everyday life on Sydney’s beaches using a simplified abstract style. I usually draws from my own photographs, simplifying the details while still leaving enough of a representation for the viewer to interpret the painting in an engagingly graphic way. The ocean and coastal landscape are a constant source of inspiration. My paintings have a feeling of nostalgia, usually a memory of a particular time or place that was once experienced, and are easily relatable to the viewer. The paintings in this series include the human form and people interacting and enjoying the beautiful coastal landscape.

I have previously exhibited at Sydney Road Gallery, as well as the Warringah Art Exhibition, Northern Beaches Art Prize, The Other Art Fair Sydney, Balmain Art Show, Art Gallery on Darling, ME Artspace, and Fenton & Fenton. My paintings are in private collections throughout Australia, The United States, UK, France, Japan, Belgium and South Africa.



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