There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen

About Me

To know where you’re going.
Is to know where you’ve been.

Art Education 

Majored in art and photography.

  • 1981 – Diploma of Arts – Alexander Mackie College of
    Advanced Education
  • 1983 – Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies, Sydney College
    of Advanced Education
  • 1984 – Bachelor of Visual Arts – City Art Institute
  • 1985 – Emigrated to Canada
  • 1985 – 89 – Taught art classes at the Burlington Culture Centre, Burlington,
    Ontario
  • ExhibitArt '86, Hamilton, Ontario,Canada  (First prize with two
               paintings); Burlington Cultural Centre, 18th AnnualJuried
               Exhibition, Burlington, Ontario, Canada; CKOC/CKLH, 18th
               Annual Arts Hamilton  Exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton,
               Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    1987 - Burlington Fine Arts Association, 20th Anniversary Juried 
               Exhibition, Burlington, Ontario, Canada; CKOC/CKLH, 19th
               Annual Arts Hamilton Exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton,
               Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    1988 - Salon Exhibition, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, 
               Ontario, Canada; Stelco Arts '88 Juried Exhibition, Hamilton,
               Ontario,Canada; Royal Botanical Gardens Exhibition, 
               Burlington, Ontario, Canada 1986-9 - privately commissioned 
               paintings in Ontario and British  Columbia.
    • 1990 – 1998 Opened and managed art gallery in Kimberley, British Columbia.

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

1983 – The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sydney 1984 – IBM (Australia) Limited, Sydney 1985 – EquitiLink (Australia) Limited, Sydney 1986 – Armadale Communications Limited, Hamilton, Ontario,Canada – permanent collection and travelling exhibition 1987 – Beckett & Dzubak Chartered Accountants, Burlington, Ontario, Canada 1988 – James Spencer private collection, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 1991 – Key City Performing Arts Theatre, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1988 – Perry Gallery, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington,
Ontario, Canada
1991 – Wooden Nickel Art Gallery, Kimberley, British Columbia,
Canada.
1992, 1993, 1994, 2000.
Off the Wall Fine Art Gallery, Cranbrook, British Columbia,
Canada, Kookaburra Lane Art Gallery, Kimberley, British
Columbia, Canada.

Now living and paints full-time on the island of Tasmania, Australia.

“We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.”
Henri Matisse

 

Black and white are absolute.
They express the most delicate vibration, the most profound tranquility, and unlimited profundity.

Click images for larger view. 

And More Early Works Below

When the world seems to be turning into a sea of sewage, art will always be the sole remaining life raft. 

Having said that, the cockroaches won’t be far behind.