Mural artist, art facilitator, creative mentor/counsellor (qualified)
For the past 15 years I have been working as a public artist, creating murals and art installations in Banyule and other municipalities, with more than 40 public artworks and installations in Banyule itself. Alongside this, I have worked as a community arts facilitator, tutor and creative mentor/counsellor, working with people from all walks of life. I began art classes as an 8-year-old in Macleod, taught by an ‘old school’ local artist called Reg Green. He taught mostly in the Impressionistic style, which instilled in me a great love of the methods and philosophy of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, and of course the world-famous Heidelberg School of Impressionist artists

My work is still influenced by an intermingling of the Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic styles of depicting the changing qualities of light and colour in the moment, the atmosphere this creates, and the impact on the viewer. Post-impressionism with its focus on bolder colour, emotional expression and symbolic depiction is probably my strongest influence. I delve into various mediums to explore the ‘play of light and colour’, using activating materials like resin, glass, mica powders, gems and metallics, alongside paint and ink.
Installation, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Painting, Paper, Plastic, Public Art, Sculpture
Resin sculptural work, mosaics, canvas and paper art
Poetry, Prose, Fiction Author
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Residency – community, in school, Public art projects, Art instructions/lessons
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Adults, Businesses, Families, General public, Men, People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, People living with disabilities, School children, Seniors, Women, Young people
I find listing awards uncomfortable :D
Diploma of Applied Social Science - JNI - 2020
Diploma of Counselling - JNI - 2016
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing - Box Hill Tafe 2002