The Artist

I love to paint portraits of animals and occasionally people in a variety of art media. My favourite mediums are pencils of all kinds, pastels, acrylics and watercolours. I also like to crochet small items and dabble with photography sometimes. Within this website you can view all of these things that make up my world.

I am originally from the lower south east of South Australia but have spent the last 9 years living in Victoria by the sea with my family. There is something about the coast that calls me! My partner Jamie and I am blessed to share 3 growing children. We have 2 Jack Russells, a crazy white Bull Terrier and a couple of lazy kitties. 

Art and crafts are my daily life. I love getting lost in all of my art practices. My hobbies are crochet, reading, photography and sometimes I pick up the electric guitar.

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My artistic training consists of a half a dozen Folk Art Classes in 2000, in 2005 I completed a single drawing unit in Visual Art. Prior to beginning my family I worked within the art department of a magazine where I gained typesetting and design skills which continued during my many years of working as a professional tattooer. I have designed and tattooed many original pieces for my clients as well as my own drawings. I am now retired from tattooing and focusing more on my love of the fine arts. Throughout the years I have entered some exhibitions and have won several awards for my fineart, these include…

  • 2019 Rotary Club of Hamilton North Inc. 39th Annual Art Exhibition – Highly Commended
  • 2018 Rotary Club of Portland Inc. 36th Annual Art Exhibition – Encouragement Award
  • 2010 Australian Artist Magazine, Favourite Subjects Challenge – 3rd Prize
  • 2009 South East Art Society, Open Art Awards – Peoples Choice Award, Equal Winner
  • 2008 South East Art Society, Open Art Awards – Peoples Choice Award
  • 2007 Australian Artist Magazine, Favourite Subjects Challenge no.29 – Finalist
  • 2006 Rotary Club of Portland Inc. 24th Annual Art Exhibition – Highly Commended
  • 2006 Rotary Club of Portland Inc. 24th Annual Art Exhibition – Highly Commended
  • 2005 South East Art Society, Open Art Awards – Viewers Choice Award

To keep up with what I am working on follow me on my social media sites, including work in progress, final artwork, short timelapse videos and what’s new. I hope to see you there! I have a handful of hyperlapse art videos on my self titled youtube channel – check them out and give them a like too!