A Sense of Place
My first solo exhibition was held at The Acres on 17, 18 and 19 November. The event was a huge success. It was extra special showing my work in the place which inspired it and where some of it was made. I displayed my work, over 100 pieces, in three venues, the potting shed, the cottage verandah and the cubby house.
All my work from The Acres Collection to date can be seen and purchased here.
I am 6 months into my year-long residency. The next confirmed exhibitions will be on May 28th 2024 at Wild Canary in Brookfield, and at The Butter Factory in Cooroy on August 30 2024.
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Thank you to everyone who came along and to Debbie for opening her gorgeous property. We raised $1190 for our two local rural fire brigades.
I am a full-time artist and tutor, working and teaching from my purpose-built studio set on 9 rural acres in SE Queensland. Originally from the NE of England, I completed my BA and MA in Textiles at Manchester Metropolitan University.I lived and worked in Bermuda for many years and now live in Cedar Creek on the north side of Brisbane.
My art is bursting with exuberant colour and texture realised in acrylic. My practice is concerned with my immediate environment, the view from my studio and my garden. All my work starts with observational drawing on location, developing into lushly layered paintings in the studio. I aim to evoke a particular sense and spirit of place through disrupted realism.
My garden has been a labour of love for over a decade, as a rocky cow paddock has been transformed into a leafy subtropical garden The result is an endless source of inspiration, with familial connections to those who loved and tended their own gardens.
Australian landscape had always felt vast and empty when viewed with a European sensibility and it has taken many years for me to feel comfortable enough to engage visually. However, the valley where I live is relatively more intimate, the studio view of the paddocks, bush and mountain resonates with echoes of the country far away.
I have exhibited my work worldwide in the USA, Canada, Bermuda, Poland, Russia, Australia, and the UK. My work is held in private, corporate, and public collections.
You will find my art classes for adults, original art, commissions and blogs here
“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” – Keith Haring
Art in Cedar Creek
Nestled on 9 acres of idyllic rural expanse, my studio offers a sanctuary for artistic expression. With sweeping mountain vistas as your backdrop, you'll find inspiration at every turn. Here, the boundless wonders of nature converge with the infinite possibilities of art.
Empowering Creative Souls, One Stroke at a Time
For those seeking to unlock their inner artist, I offer weekly drawing and painting classes for adults. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced hand, my engaging sessions are tailored to meet you where you are on your creative journey.
With a nurturing approach, I strive to dissolve apprehensions and instill confidence in every student. Together, we'll delve into the essence of visual art, exploring not only the techniques but also the profound joy that arises from the act of creation.
Unveiling the Artistic Vision
My mission is to guide you in seeing the world through the lens of visual art. From mastering the fundamentals to experimenting with a diverse range of media, I'm here to illuminate the path forward. Whether you're sketching the delicate veins of a leaf or capturing the grandeur of a sprawling landscape, I'm dedicated to nurturing your artistic voice.
Embark on this transformative journey with me, and let's create something extraordinary together.
Welcome to my Art Studio - Where Nature Meets Imagination.