Ever since I can remember I knew I would be an artist.
By the age of 14 years I was drawing nudes at Roar Studios in Melbourne’s then seedy Brunswick Street Fitzroy and sipping on glasses of red wine with Art Professors and students. I was a child obsessed with making art, I needed to express my thoughts and ideas and art was my medium.
I studied Bachelor of Fine Arts at Monash Univeristy, then at RMIT in Melbourne. I was lucky enough to have been taught by great lecturers and contemporary painters like Andrew Sibley and James Makin.
I have always been interested in the human form, perhaps those early influences of the unashamedly nude forms have stuck with me. And of course the consumption of wine.
I am currently exploring these forms using Acrylic on 100% archival quality cotton paper. I love the fluidity that paper brings to my work.
I also am fascinated by the idea of the finished artworks being trapped behind glass like some of the figures that are in bottles, stuck with their thoughts waiting to be decanted and consumed.