en Plein Aire' painting days.
This unique group was formed after a conversation at a Life Drawing session with Bill Hancock, who is a landscape painter. We have met as a group every Thursday morning at dawn and have done for the past seven years.
Locations differ every week, locally in the Sarina area to areas north of Mackay and to the coast at Far Beach. Our group's participants have changed over the years but the consistency hasn't. We meet earlier in the hot summers of this area and a little later in what can be very cool mornings of winter!
In this digital age, it is satisfying to include art created by hand into my work. There is argument suggesting the two mediums can't be combined into one website, but that's a view I have to disagree with. The intention of this site is not only to show what my capabilities are, but to demonstrate what can be achieved when traditional artistic methods are integrated with modern digital design techniques using the latest technologies.
As an artist, I am of course at my happiest with a huge paintbrush in hand, looking at some beautiful landscape scenery in the early morning light. Still, I am not any less enthusiastic to be seated infront of my iMac designing logos, putting together a wine label, or fleshing out a design for a website.
In my web design work, I am assisted by a talented team of software developers in Thailand, Jingjai Samer. We live in a global world, where the opportunities are endless, so I am proud to work with them. Working with this team provides the satisfaction of being part of the global community of professionals helping each other to achieve greater success together.
Please browse our portfolio of designs and get in touch if you are interested in the potential that a unique design can provide to your business. To gain competitive advantage in marketing, you need to be able to stand out. This is what a custom website design can do for you.
Bachelor of Arts – Communication & Media, Griffith University, Brisbane
Art & Craft Certificate – Stanley Street School of Art, North Adelaide
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 - Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders: a missing chapter from Australian history, Foundation Gallery, Artspace, Mackay
2019 - Flying Arts Alliance - Seasonal sittings of Tiny Art Spring Exhibition - JWCOCA, Brisbane
2019 - Conversations with Gloria on the verandah, Jubilee Community Centre, Mackay
2019 - Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders, Brisbane Multi-Cultural Centre
2019 - Plantation Voices, State Library, Brisbane
2018 - Articulate, Postcard Exhibition, Artspace, Mackay
2018 - Windows to the World - Oceania, The Centre, Beaudesert
2017 - Fruit Salad Café, Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
2017 - 'Kitchen and Kin' Group Exhibition, ASSI Meeting Hut, Mackay
2017 - Pet Portraits, Artspace, Mackay
2017 - 40 x 40 square, Brunswick Art Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2016 - Paxton's Portrait Prize, Mackay
2016 - Pioneer Valley Arts , Pinnacle
2016 - Art on Show, Mackay
2015 - Paxton's Portrait Prize, Mackay
2010 - 2016 Red Poles Art Gallery, McLaren Vale, South Australia
2006 - "Visual Feast", McLaren Vale Grape, Wine & Tourism, South Australia
2005 - "Artists at Play", Middleton Mill, Middleton, South Australia
2004 - "Impressions of the Creative Soul", Whalers Inn, Encounter Bay, South Australia
2004 - "Nudes Only" Works of seven Fleurieu Peninsula artists, Goolwa, South Australia
2002 - "Paradiso" South Australian Living Artists, Adelaide, South Australia
2001 - "Fleurieu Peninsula Artists", Ron Adams Art Gallery, Victor Harbor, South Australia
2000 - "Art Affare", Stirling, South Australia
2000 - Art Affair, Woodstock Winery, McLaren Vale, South Australia
1998 - Solo Exhibition, Lombard Art Gallery, Adelaide
1998 - 2005 Kensington Art Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
1996 - Hahndorf Academy, Country Arts Trust, Hahndorf, South Australia
1995 - Solo Exhibition, Telegraph Station Gallery, Victor Harbour, South Australia
2021 - Finalist Queensland Regional Art Awards
2020 - Finalist, John Villiers Outback Art Prize, Winton, Queensland
2019 - Pioneer Valley Arts - 1st and 2nd Prize
2018 - Finalist, Waverley Woollahra Arts School, 9 x 5 Landscape Prize
2018 - Articulate, Postcard Exhibition, Artspace, Mackay - 1st Prize
2018 - Pioneer Valley Arts - 1st Prize
2018 - Pioneer Valley Arts - People's Choice Award
2018 - Art on Show - Special Mentions for Works on Paper and Easel Painting
2017 - Pioneer Valley Arts - 1st Prize Open Section
2016 - Paxton's Portrait Prize - Paxton's, Mackay, Highly Commended
2016 - Pioneer Valley Arts - People's Choice Award
2016 - Pioneer Valley Arts - 1st Prize - Open Section - Drawing
2016 - Pioneer Valley Arts - 1st Prize - Open Section - Seascapes and Landscapes
2015 - Inaugural Paxton's Portrait Prize - 1st Prize - Drawing
1998 - Highly Commended, Goolwa Art Prize
1997 - Highly Commended, Goolwa Art Prize
1996 - State of the Arts, Country Arts Trust SA. People's Choice Award