My specialty as a visual artist is pastel artworks on paper.
Going back to art happened as an interest in the late 1990s. After starting with paint I discovered pastels, reigniting a childhood fascination with coloured pencils. I especially like working with pastel pencils and hard pastels with the range of colours and paper now available.
My pastel artworks have evolved over the years from realistic to more stylised, and sometimes abstract, in interpretation of subjects.
I take many photographs when walking and travelling, and use these as reference for artworks. The bush, rocks and waterways around northern Sydney, the Hawkesbury River and Central Coast of NSW hold what’s been a lifelong fascination for me, and were often the subject of my works since the 2000s. With a move to South Australia in 2018, I’m in a new phase of my art practice, trying out some new techniques and focusing on different landscapes and the natural world in South Australia, especially around my now home town of Goolwa, on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Here are a few samples of my work