Artist Statement

My artworks (drawings/paintings/photographs/sculptures) are self-perpetuating and generally reflect my current environment and experiences. Each artwork brings me continuous learning and enjoyment as I negotiate the production process. My drawn marks, arranged compositions and created shapes aim to create visual interest, visual harmony, visual balance and visual tension.

Sand and Stone Photographic Exhibition in March 2019 was my sixth solo exhibition and second exhibition at Gordon Gallery. Forty-two A1 size artworks were displayed.

I created the photographic artworks from digital images taken on a 2018 trip north to Broadbeach and Noosa. I walked the beaches and found inspiration from the intricate patterns offered by sand, stone, shells and water. Returning home, I combined the images with graphic elements in various symmetrical and triptych arrangements. My final compositions emphasise the innate beauty of natural beach materials and their shaping by the sea.

Noosa Heads Triptych

The VK Shadow Series of drawings were inspired and a tributed to Wassily Kandinsky the Bauhaus master artist.

VK Shadow Drawing

The Torso drawings, prints and paintings were inspired while travelling around Cuba as well as spending time in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

The Torso drawings also stimulated some 3-dimensional experimentation culminating in various sculptures.

Framed Torso Sculpture

The New Zealand Drawings were created and inspired while travelling around Auckland and spending time in Russell and the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Island drawings also stimulated some 3-dimensional experimentation culminating in various sculptures.

The solo exhibition in August 2015 at the Gordon Gallery Geelong displayed 32 drawings and 8 sculptures.

New Zealand – Bay of Island Drawing
New Zealand – Bay of Islands Sculptures

Academic qualifications:

1990-93 Graduate Diploma of Graphic Communication 
Hawthorn Institute of Technology

1981 Melbourne State College 
Diploma of Education

1977-79 Victorian College of the Arts 
Diploma of Fine Art Majoring in Printmaking & Sculpture

1976 Prahran Institute of Technology
Completed First Year Printmaking


2019    Sand and Stone Exhibition – Photographic Artworks
            Gordon Gallery, Geelong.

2015    New Mark Drawings & New Zealand Drawings/Sculptures
            Gordon Gallery, Geelong.

1988    Fairhaven Series Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures.
            Artery Gallery, Geelong.

1986    First Ten Years Paintings, Drawings and Prints.   
            Erskine House, Lorne.

1984    Paintings, Gouache drawings and Sculptures.
            Littleton – Lombardi Gallery, Lorne.

1983    Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures.
            Chrysalis Gallery, Port Melbourne.


2018    Deakin Capture Prize Finalist   
            Deakin University Geelong
2018    Art of Minds Exhibition
            Surf Coast Art Space Anglesea.    
2005 – 14    Display of Drawings and Paintings.   
            Harwood Andrews Solicitors Office. Gheringhap Street, Geelong.
1991 – 05    Display of Drawings and Paintings.
            Price Higgins Solicitors Office. Yarra Street, Geelong.
1990 – 91    Selected Artist’s Exhibition.
            Alley Gallery, Geelong.
1990    Swan Hill Print and Drawing Exhibition.   
            Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.
1989    Hayden Print Acquisition Exhibition.
            Artery Gallery, Geelong.
1989    Drawing ’89.
            Artery Gallery, Geelong.
1987    Swan Hill Print and Drawing Exhibition.
            Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.
1987 – 89 R.A.R.E. – Regional Artists Review Exhibition.
            Artery Gallery, Geelong.
1985    Sculpture ’85.
            World Trade Centre, Melbourne.
1984    Filipovski, Lombardi and Utmar Drawing Exhibition.
            Melaleuca Gallery, Anglesea.
1982    Chrysalis Print Exhibition.
            Chrysalis Gallery, Port Melbourne.
1982    “On Show” Art Educators Exhibition.
            Chrysalis Gallery, Port Melbourne.
1981    Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition. 
            Victorian College of the Arts.
1979    Australia Student Printmakers Exhibition.
            Print Council of Australia.
1978    Tertiary Art and Design Student Exhibition.
            South Australia School of Art Gallery.
1978    Henri Worland Memorial Art Prize.
           Warrnambool Art Gallery.
1977    Australian Student Printmakers Exhibition.
           Print Council of Australia. Exhibition travelled to England and West Germany.
1976    End of Year Student Exhibition.   
            Toorak Library, Prahran College.

2019    Private Collections: Grace, Carole, Ron, Tom and Andrew.
2016    Private Collections: Pia.
2015    Private Collections: Tom, Robyn, Eliane, Franco and Suez.
2014    Harwood Andrews Solicitors Office. Geelong.
2005    Price Higgins Solicitors Office. Geelong.
1992    Austeng Engineering PTY LTD. Geelong.
1988    Pace Advertising PTY LTD. Geelong.

1987    Prize in the Age, ‘Gold Leica Photography Competition.
1977    Trustees Prize from the National Gallery of Victoria.