I am a Melbourne based sculptor and painter and have a number of tertiary level art qualifications.
I have painted a selection of famous people for the Archibald Portrait Prize. These include, Barry Jones, Robert Walls and David Parkin, Deborah Conway and others,
My professional training in sculpture includes 2 years studying with well-respected Australian sculptor Victor Kalinowski, from 1996-1998.
I also trained at Bayside Sculpture, with celebrated sculptor, Gael O Leary for 3 years
I regularly exhibit my work in solo and group exhibitions.
I have been fortunate to receive recognition for my work through the award of prizes, as well as gaining private and public commissions including in 2013,
The Storyteller, a large, bronze sculpture, commissioned by AMP for the forecourt at Collins Place, 35 Collins St Melbourne.
I always work from life in my studio. The models I use are usually dancers, as I like to give a sense of movement to my abstract figurative work. I start by doing a number of sketches to get the feeling of the pose.
The materials I use are clay and wax, the finished sculpture is then cast into bronze in a bronze sculpture foundry.
I have also done sculptures in steel rods and aluminium wire.
My artistic style is to depict the human form in a simplified, pared back style.
The results are refined, highly stylized works that reflect the essence of the subject portrayed.
I like to suggest, but never define.
Storyteller – 35 Collins Place , Melbourne , 2013
Rolling Form Large Green Bronze sculpture , Acrylic base
Height 54 x Width 36 x Depth 35cm
Bronze, Acrylic Base
Height 13 x Width 18x Depth 66cm