Whether learning from my dad and watching him paint with oils, or through my formal education in graphic art – finishing top of the state in my final year – art has always been a priority and a passion for me. Art is beautiful and emotional – a release.
Working primarily in alcohol ink – an emerging new medium – has allowed me to explore colour and fluid movement in new ways. Alcohol ink moves and blends sometimes unpredictably and often the medium itself drives my final compositions, adding extra levels of anticipation, excitement and discovery to the way I work.
Combining the fluidity and colour of alcohol ink with paper sculpture, pen and ink drawing, and other mixed media is exciting, challenging and fun.
Although based in Melbourne, Australia, I have been recently inspired by the wildlife I saw on trips to various parts of Africa. They touched my heart and now form a basis for a new series of artwork.