My works are observational drawings of the human body, using interplay of light and shadow to reveal its physical form, and to portray its energy. I am interested in drawing momentary fragments of human presence in illuminated space. I think these drawings work best when they can move beyond literal description of anatomy towards the realm of abstracted landscape. I see my intention as similar to the way a landscape painter may use movement of
light to reveal or transform geographical form, to create an image which takes the viewer beyond seeing a simple depiction of place. I have worked with the figure in pastel and charcoal for many years, and more recently in printmaking. I teach general and life drawing to adults and senior school students. My work is influenced by
drawings from the Italian Renaissance, by Edgar Degas, and by contemporary Australian artist Godwin Bradbeer.