Over the same years, my mother took me to all the fashionable contemporary art galleries in Sydney, which nurtured my love of painting. This was the age of Abstract Expressionism. I absorbed Australia’s own version of this, and it was brilliant and still excites me! When I left home, I travelled over much of Australia, sleeping under the stars, absorbing the starlight and the full feeling of remoteness in the desert regions. An inland lake near a mining town. The close, damp warmth of the tropics up north where birds, water-buffalo and insects abound!
All of these impressions sank deep into my being. I have tried to express their profound impact on me in images, to communicate something of the connection I feel with the earth and all the elements. Something of my own journey. Something perhaps ancient. And of the help of Spirit, which I feel is never far away.
1967-1969: studied Graphic Design National Art School Sydney
1970-1971: painted landscapes in the Outback
1971-1974: mixed exhibitions in Sydney Melbourne and London
1975-1976: summer workshops Ruskin School of Art Oxford
1976-1977: studied painting at Hammersmith School of Art London
1978-2013: mixed exhibitions in Harrogate and London
2013-2015: the realisation of a dream: building the studio
2015-present: I am working to express the impressions
Work represented in private collections in Australia, USA, Germany, France and UK, and drawings in the Archives of the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford