I was born in 1972, Sydney, Australia. I grew up in rural Gippsland, moving to Warrnambool region in 1992, now residing in Killarney, a farming district.
I am a self taught artist, but have done a number of two and four day workshops with artist's such as Maxwell Wilks, Ross Paterson, Regina Hona, and Alvaro Castagnet.
I have recently started entering exhibitions locally and intend to enter more abroad to gain recognition. I want to turn my love of painting into a career.


Awards:

"Bushfire Sky"   Best Pastel. Warrnambool Artist's Society's Annual Awards. 2006.
"Stoneyford Shack"  Best Pastel. Port Fairy 27th Annual Art Show. 2011.
"Conn's Lane at 3.00pm"  Best Pastel. Warrnambool Artist's Society's Annual Awards. 2011.
"Cool Water"  Best Pastel. Warrnambool Artist's Society's Annual Awards. 2012.
"Winter Sunlight"  Finalist. The Artist's Magazines's 29th Annual Art Competition. 2012.
"Beef Cattle - Victoria Valley"  Second Best Pastel. City of Warrnambool Art Show. 2012.
"The Pump Station - Crossley"  Second Best Pastel. Warrnambool Artist's Society's Annual Awards. 2013.
"Impressionist Contrast"  Best in Show. Koroit's 31st Annual Art Show. 2014.
"Across from Merri View Gallery"   Most popular painting-peoples choice award. Warrnambool Artist's Society's Annual Awards. 2014.
"Just out of Koroit"   Best local scene-second. City of Warrnambool Art Show. 2014.
"Road to Koroit"   Best Pastel. City of Hamilton Rotary Art Show. 2014.
"The old cypress tree"   Highly commended. Portland Rotary Art Show. 2014.
"Cows in Calf"   Second Best Pastel. Warrnambool Artist's Society's Annual Awards. 2015.
"Sunrise"   5th Place in the Impressionist - Landscape Category.   2015 American Art Awards.
"Great Ocean Road"   Highly Commended. City of Warrnambool Rotary Art Show. 2015.
"Maria, Jude, and Alf"   Best Local Scene.   City of Hamilton Rotary Art Show. 2015.
"Tree Study - Cobden"   Second Best Pastel. Birregurra Art Show. 2015.
"Spent Dandelions"   Best in Show.   Warrnambool Artist's Society's Annual Awards. 2016.
"Just out of Koroit"   Best Pastel in Show.   Coleraine Art Show. 2016.
"Spent Dandelions"   Best Local Artist.   City of Warrnambool Art Show. 2016.
"Plein air Tree"   Highly Commended.   Birregurra Art Show.2016.
"Scotts Road - Koroit"   Highly Commended.   City of Hamilton Rotary Art Show. 2016.
"Scotts Road - Koroit"   September Finalist.   The Sedona Art Prize - America. 2016.
"Sunrise"   Best Pastel in Show.   Portland Rotary Art Show. 2016.
"Summer"   Best Pastel in Show.   Port Fairy 33rd Annual Art Show. 2016.
"Nice Day" Best Pastel in Show.   Warrnambool Artist's Society's Annual Awards. 2017.