I am based in Sydney and love to paint and draw. My art focusses on capturing fleeting memories or those overlooked moments in everyday life. People often feature, absorbed in activity, lost in thought. Painting an image, to me, is a way of slowing down the world, encouraging the viewer to stop and take a good look, to notice the overlooked details, the fall of the light, the texture of the fabric, the turn of a cheek.
Inspiration comes from many sources including found images in newspapers and magazines, photographs and film stills (especially from Hitchcock movies). I am interested in the idea of ‘reality’ in today’s world where we are inundated by digital images.
After several years of studying art part-time, including at Meadowbank TAFE, I attained my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012 through Charles Sturt University. I have exhibited in several group exhibitions over the past 10 years including as a finalist in the Dobell Prize for Drawing in 2011.