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|"I love working with abstract ideas and images. Some are based on landscapes; some are based on ancient cultures; some are simply explorations of design. I am especially inspired by texture and line. I see these elements all around me in the natural and man made environments, often in close up detail. I can be motivated by the texture of bark on a tree, or the lines and shadows created by a tangle of wire. I try to translate the 'essence' of the inspiration onto canvas, through a varied range of media. My personal evolution physically, emotionally and spiritually is tied to this creative process."|
| "My working
materials are often weird and wonderful. I use discarded objects
such as bits of rusty tin, rope washed up on the beach, old tea bags
and pre-loved fabrics, but I usually tie the elements together with
sheets of recycled paper pulp, coloured with paints, dyes, waxes and
metallic foils. I prefer to use earthy, organic colour schemes
as I find these to be an honest and noble reflection of nature, and of
the natural decay process which happens to discard inorganic
"To me, my found objects have their own history and contribute energy to the artwork. I try to tap in to the spirit of the object, allowing it to 'talk' to me. The work evolves even further as the viewer adds his or her own interpretation to the piece, forging its links between myself, the objects, the viewer, and the eternal creative energy force."
Born 1949, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
1998: - Cultural Grant from Caloundra City Council to attend as 'Artist in Residence' at Ayers Rock Resort.
1996: - Overall Winner of the Maleny Art Awards.
1995: - State Winner of the National Billy Can