EXHIBITED IN 2019

“Stairway to Heaven (self-portrait)”

Exhibited at the Beverley Art Prize (April 2019), the Fine Art @ Hale exhibition (August 2019) and the Darlington Open Art Exhibition (November 2019).

Playing a musical instrument can be an endless source of personal fulfillment. Music has played a transformative role in my life and my teenage acquisition of a Fender Jazz Bass guitar led to years of enjoyment performing in a number of cover bands. The artwork is a dye-sublimation print on archival high gloss aluminium.

“Stairway to Heaven (self-portrait)”

“Ticket to Ride (self-portrait)”

Exhibited at the Beverley Art Prize (April 2019), the Fine Art @ Hale exhibition (August 2019) and the Darlington Open Art Exhibition (November 2019).

As a child, cycling allowed me the freedom to roam and explore the local neighbourhood, and in later years to keep fit by riding to work. This artwork continues my series of digital drawings of iconic consumer items that have had a memorable impact upon my identity, and references the derailleur from a Fiorelli bicycle that I rode to school. The artwork is a dye-sublimation print on archival high gloss aluminium.

Ticket to Ride (self-portrait)

“Moonstruck, Sugarloaf”

Exhibited at the Fine Art @ Hale exhibition, August 2019.

Sugarloaf Rock at Cape Naturaliste is one of the most spectacular coastal landforms in the South West corner of Western Australia. It is an intense scene at any time and in any weather, and it has many moods. My artwork shows Sugarloaf at night, under the light of a rising moon, when the rich daylight colours of the ocean and coastline have faded dramatically, and when the rugged and weather-beaten granite faces of the island are riven with impenetrable shadows.   The artwork was created with a stylus and graphics tablet, and printed by dye sublimation on high-gloss aluminium.          

Moonstruck, Sugarloaf

“Portrait of a Favourite Uncle”

Exhibited at the 51st annual Beverley Art Prize, April 2019, at the Beverley Station Arts Gallery and Platform Theatre, WA. Awarded the $1,000 Award for Best Print.

My uncle spent a long career as a woodworker, and exemplifies the skilled craftsperson who could turn their hand to many things. My artwork shows his workshop, packed to the rafters with tools, machines, wood and a host of consumables. I have surrounded the workshop with the overlapping shadows of some of his much-used and elderly hand tools which still have an important role in today’s workshops despite a plethora of modern electric machines. This artwork is printed on archival Museo Portfolio Rag paper, and matted and framed under glass.

Portrait of a Favourite Uncle

On a Plate (self-portrait)”

Exhibited at the Mid-West Art Prize exhibition at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, February 2019.

One of a series of digital drawings of iconic consumer items that had a memorable impact upon my life.  Learning to use an elderly and complex Speed Graphic in the 1970s was a seminal phase in my personal development as a photographer and artist, becoming an integral part of my identity.  In the first half of the 20th century, Speed Graphic plate cameras represented the cutting edge of imaging and were used heavily by professional photographers. Acknowledging the camera’s technical sophistication, I created the artwork using current technology (ie drawn with a stylus and graphics tablet, and printed by dye sublimation on high-gloss aluminium).

On a Plate (self-portrait)