Monday, January 30, 2017


Here's how I've started my year...a new collection of paintings - STREETLIFE. They are large scale and took most of last year to complete. I'm pleased with the results.

My show opens at Lethbridge Gallery Saturday (details below)

'Between the lines'
I've consider ideas around connection and detachment. The viewer is invited to view both tableaux and close-ups to consider our responses when in public places. Depending on our mood, sometimes we feel connected and sometimes introspective.  Streetlife views this though objects – somehow, machines and structures can be as animate as people, more so sometimes.
'Still portrait'
I prefer to use a pared-down aesthetic, finding compositions in the commonplace and everyday. Ideas and inspiration are drawn from popular culture, especially music, street culture and style icons.
Perspective, vantage point and space between and around objects are used to invite the viewer’s eye. My palette continues to evoke a modernist and mid-twentieth century colour scheme.
Opening Saturday 4 February from 3pm - 5pm at Lethbridge Gallery,136 Latrobe Tce, Paddington.
Exhibition shows from 4 - 15 February