About the artist
My interest is in depicting landscape with which I’m familiar – usually the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. I usually work by collecting a range of images on camera, later making a selection on which to base paintings in oil on canvas. I look for opportunities to translate the complexity of the undulating Peninsula landscape with its eucalypt and pine trees into broad forms and masses.
Among artists whose landscape work I admire are Constable, Cezanne, Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, David Davies, Walter Withers
and E. Philips Fox.
My life drawings have explored the overlapping zones of painting and drawing and are usually on gesso-prepared acid-free paper using charcoal and acrylics. Among influences I recognise are the portrayals of the human figure by Degas, Modigliani, Auerbach, Freud,
Kirchner and Schiele.
I am interested in opportunities to exhibit my work.