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About

Enormous shifts in attitudes toward ‘art’, and what constitutes ‘art’ have been made over the past century.  However, the tradition of painting in Western culture is a beautiful context in which to work: painting has historically provided access to the emotional and spiritual realms which lost other outlets of expression through the rise of rationalism during the Enlightenment period of the Eighteenth Century.

In a prevailing culture which says “I think therefore I am”, painting has consistently replied “I think, and feel and have spirit, therefore I am”. 

My practice aims to create a balance in the relationship between intention and intuition. Colour perception is fundamental to both the creation and viewing of the paintings. The process of painting is one of investigation and surprise, as colour and forms shift, intertwine, then disconnect to form new relationships within the space of the painting. The works describe a world of interdependence, rather than independence.

As we navigate a world in which ideas of sustainability are increasingly explored and valued, painting is one medium which can describe a process of discovery, adaption and beauty – helping us to a better understanding of ourselves within our world.

“I had to make something which had this essential quality of precipitating itself as ‘surprise’ and, simultaneously, there was no way of knowing with what one was dealing until it existed; so that in order to see one had to paint and through that activity found what could be seen.” – Bridget Riley, 2004

I studied Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, graduating with a Masters by Research in 2005.  I have exhibited in group and solo shows in Sydney and Perth, Australia.

Exhibitions and paintings

Please enjoy browsing through a selection of exhibitions and paintings:

“Suburban Forest Bath no.3 Magpie Tree, South Guildford”, 2023, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inch
(available for purchase)
“Suburban Forest Bath no.2 Twin Trees, West Swan Road, Caversham”, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 inch
(available for purchase)
“Suburban Forest Bath no.1 – Guildford Town Square”, 2022, Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 90 inch
(sold)
“Untitled no.1”, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inch
(available for purchase)
Family portrait”, courtyard mural, 2019
(sold)
“Two Girls” 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm, photograph by Eva Fernandez 
(sold)

Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian artists and Taiwanese culture
Midland Junction Arts Centre
11 August-28 September, 2018

“Two Women” 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm, photograph by Eva Fernandez 
(not for sale)

Bankwest Art Prize
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
1-25 November, 2007

“Vagina Monologues”, 2007, Oil on canvas, 160 x 200 cm
(sold)

Group Exhibition
Perth Galleries
7-18 October, 2005

“Pandora’s Box”, 2007, Oil on canvas, 36 x 78 inch
(sold)

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship Finalist Exhibition
Main Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
26 August – 23 September, 2005

“en-tangle”, 2005, Oil on canvas, 160 x 200 cm
(sold)

Exhibition of Recent Works
Central TAFE Artist-in-Residence Gallery
2-8 August, 2005

Artist in front of “False Colours”, 2004, Oil on canvas, 200x480cm

2004 Postgraduate Degree Show
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
7-19 December, 2004

“False Colours”, 2004, Oil on canvas, 200 x 480cm
(available for purchase)

2004 Redlands Westpac Art Prize
Mosman Art Gallery
21 October – 7 November, 2004

“Open Doors 1.3”, 2004, Oil on canvas, 160cm x 100cm 
(sold)

Entrances
Gallery 2, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
18-27 August, 2004

SUPRA Art Prize
Main Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
18-27 August, 2004

Art on the Rocks
ASN Gallery
18 June – 4 July, 2004

Something for Paint
Newspace Gallery
27 November – 7 December, 2003

“Untitled I”, 2003, Acrylic on canvas, 100cm x 100cm 
(sold)

Fuzzy Logic
Phatspace Gallery
31 July – 16 August, 2003

“Sydney Opera House diptych”, 2003, Acrylic on canvas, 130cm x 100cm,
Collaborative work with Joanna Osborne
(sold)

Sydney Opera House collaborative painting
Exhibited Sydney Opera House Northern Foyer
6 March, 2003

Reflections
Phatspace Gallery
2-19 October, 2002

Contact

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The Tiger by Rosemary Dobson

The tiger paces up and down
Behind the black bars of the page,
He pads on silent angry feet,
His heart is smouldering with rage.


Captive within the lines of type
He seeks, and yet can never find,
The world where he was free to range:
He is the poet’s furious mind.


His are the unblinking eyes that stare
Into the gold heart of the sun,
He rakes the sky of stars and hunts
The darkness down, and is not done.

His was the world to roam, who now
Is captive to the black-barred page.
Reader, unlock the lines and face
The splendid danger of his rage!