Exhibition History:

 

2017 - Mandjar Art Awards - Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery - Mandurah WA, Australia

2016 – Emerging artist awards – South Perth Civic centre – Perth WA

2016 – Windows of the city – Perth – Koko Black 140 William st Perth

2016 – Celeste Art Prize – Online art Prize

2016 – Pop up Exhibition – Pop up Gallery, Mandurah – Mandurah WA, Australia

2016 – City of Melville art awards – City of Melville Civic centre – Booragoon WA, Australia

2016 – Mandjar Art Awards – Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery – Mandurah WA, Australia

2015 - Stirling Art Awards - Karrinyup Community Centre WA, Australia

2015 - Bayswater Art Awards - The Rise, Maylands WA, Australia

2015 - Salon des Refuses (Black Swan art prize) - Brookfield Place WA, Australia

2015 - Cliftons Art Awards - online

2015 - 2015 Mandurah Stretch art trail - Mandurah WA, Australia

2015 - Ellenbrook Art Awards - The Gallery - Ellenbrook WA, Australia

2015 - Portraits of Life - Perth City Farm - Perth WA, Australia

2015 - Mandjar Art Awards - Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery - Mandurah WA, Australia

2015 - Art Crasher - online

2014 - RAW Arts, Communique - The Bakery - Perth WA, Australia

2014 - The Olive Tree Restaurant WA, Australia

 

 

Press:

 

2016 - ArtMine Online - Artist Interview

2016 - Art Edit Magazine – Issue 10 – Artists to Watch – Feature

2016 - British GQ Magazine February 2016 Issue - Room for Improvement feature

2015 - Art Edit Magazine - Issue 8 - Art Mood piece

2015 - Art Edit Magazine – Issue 8 – The Gift List – Feature artwork

2015 - Art Edit Magazine - Issue 6 - Artist Q&A

2015 - BlueThumb Online - Artist Interview

2015 - We Love Perth Website - Artist Interview

2015 - City of Mandurah newsletter

2015 - ArtmeGallery Online - 4 Tips Reveal the Secret to Drawing Faces - feature piece.

 

 

Awards:

 

2016 - Mandjar Art Awards – Finalist

2015 - Mandjar Art Awards - Finalist

2014 - Australia 3rd annual RAW visual art awards - National finalist

2014 - Australia 3rd Annual RAW visual art awards - Western Australia - Winner

 

 

 

 

 

Artist statement: Portrait Art series

 

As an artist I work hard to develop paintings that focus on female form while still maintaining a rough urban / street feel.  My aim is to push this combination as far as possible without losing the essence and emotional connection with the portrait image.

 

The process of this series involves collecting images, reworking them to a base layer and figuring out what colours and textures will best compliment them. Once decided, I start by repeatedly building layers of colour on canvas with the use of knives, brushes, texture pastes, paints and aerosol cans.  I normally repeat this process several times.  I then take the female image and manipulate it on computer to a flat single colour scheme, and transfer the portrait image from the A4 paper print out, to the larger canvas.  I will, on occasion, use stencil work on larger pieces to aid in proportion layout and add affect to the piece.

 

My current series is a follow on from the previous series in terms of style but incorporates new techniques and displays artistic growth on the subject matter.  I try and mark the pieces in such a way that allows the viewer to see new marks and complex lines each time they are viewed. 

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