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About Me


My Background

As the very much younger child of three. 

I was taught how to draw by sister who, was trying to keep me busy in an adult world. 

My Devonshire grandfather allowed me to watch him tinker in his converted cupboard; fixing and making things, which may have given me a fascination with old metal and time worn wood. 

After travelling extensively we settled in London, when I reached eighteen I ventured out into the world myself, finally landing and staying in Australia. 

My Medium

I harbor an obsession with junk. It speaks to me. 

Up-cycling is my enhancement of the narrative I already see reflected in the patina on a piece of oxidised metal, sun-bleached waste paper or broken wood. 


I grind, cut and augment my treasures, arrange them on my canvas, paint or draw in what it needs, to tell it’s story,


My Inspiration

I am currently exploring landscape, which I haven’t done before. 

I have spent the majority of my life in big cities, and it has taken me decades to appreciate the vast raw beauty of Australia's boundless landscape; I now see so much more colour and diversity than ever before. 

I aim to use the raw materials I find, to give the viewer a quintessentially Australian lanscape experience. Watch this space (an idea is forming into an exhibition)


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