Late 2013 my family and I moved to a former dairy farm overlooking the plains of the Macquarie River in Dubbo, Central Western NSW. Inspired by the vast space and livestock grazing amongst the stillness and sunlight, I embraced my innate desire to create art that resonates with my environment.
In lieu of depicting a realistic environment or subject matter, I approach my works instinctively and let a conglomerate of mediums provide a layered aspect to my pieces.
I utilise oils, acrylics, pastels, aerosols and rust paint in gestured strokes and drips to impart the feeling of an Australian country life and to convey animals and abstracts.
I am inevitably drawn to animals having spent idyllic childhood holidays at my family’s sheep and cattle farm on the Victorian coast. Therefore animals are a reoccurring motif in my pieces. They are illustrated to blend seamlessly with the environment in which they are depicted.
Through my practice I correlate the relationship of my quintessential Australian life, both past and current epitomizing the intrinsic link between my life and art.