I took up painting as a creative outlet after some initial art training many years ago. As I pursued a long-term career in the helping professions, my private inclinations drew me towards adventure and art. I live in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. This means that I have access to a wide variety of galleries, exhibitions and the Australian outdoors. Very much of my time is spent trekking, photographing and painting the wildlife and our ancient landscape.
I am interested in the personality of individual creatures and endeavor to portray this, particularly in my bird series. Wild creatures freely convey the pathos and triumphs of living with all the shades of emotion and response. Animals and plants respond genuinely in their natural environment. You are welcome to take a journey with me in the Australian outdoors through my artwork and photographs. There is a wonder in the infinite variation of beauty in nature and look forward to sharing this with you.