I specialise in animals and African wildlife painting. A life-long passion for animals and nature has always been the impetus behind my work, and I endeavour to portray them with sensitivity in pastel, oil and sometimes acrylic. I took classes for many years with artists who inspired me such as Regina Hona and Stephen Powell, plus practice and study on my own.
Regular travel to the wild animals' natural habitats enables me to gather reference material and to experience the animals, their lives and environment. Conservation volunteer work in South Africa and Namibia gave me the opportunity to be immersed in a part of their world. I translate these experiences into my work.
“Luminous Colour – Showcasing Australian Pastel Artists”, and "An African Legend - White Lions and Leopards," in addition to "Australian Artist" magazine and in the US collectors' magazine "Wildlife Art".
Studied Art History at La Trobe University
BSc in zoology from La Trobe.
-Mt View Art Show 2023 Best Oil Painting "Big Daddy"
-Knox Art Show 2022 Best Painting under $1000 "On Alert (cheetah)"
-Pastel Society of Victoria Australia 2022 Highly Commended "Namibian Ozzie"
-Camberwell Art Show Highly Commended 'Colours of Africa' 2021
-Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, 'White to Wild' 3rd. 'Looking to the Future ' 2017.
-Wildlife Art Society Australasia Silver Award, 'Stealth & Beauty at Dusk' 2016
-Hydrocryl Art Prize Winner 'Cheetah Dreams' 2016
-Knox Art Show Best in Show 'Lazing in the Morning Sun' and 2nd in Pastel 'Cubs on the Lookout' 2016
-Pastel Society of Victoria Aust Runner Up Fauna 'Three's Mischief' 2015
-Pastel Society of Victoria Australia Best Fauna 'Watching' 2007,& 'Big Daddy & Me' 2009