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I grew up in the coastal suburbs of Perth, spending much of my youth surfing the southwest coast of WA.
It wasn't until 2008 I decided to focus fully on my artwork and becoming a fulltime artist. Since then I have spent my time travelling the world and working professionally as an artist and illustrator in Europe and Australia. My background is with Fine Art (Claremont School of Fine Art, Western Australia).
In 2009 I started working more and more with Acrylic on Water Colour Paper. Returning to Australia in 2010 I resided in the coastal area of Gnarabup, Margaret River, where I was content to capture the down south experience in all his mediums. I focused mainly on the Ocean and Vineyards as motives and inspiration source to my pencil drawings and paintings. A lot of the wave drawings and vineyard paintings in the Gallery are created from this time. By the end of year 2010 I went from very detailed and realistic drawing/painting to experimenting more with the abstract.
2011 and 2012 I was working mainly with commissioned assignments, thereof several portraits.
2012-2015 being my most active years with exhibitions in London, Scheyern, Germany (Kunst im Gut), Tuscany (Chianciano Terme Biennale) Italy, Salzburg, Paris (Art en Capital Grand Palais), Lisbon, Vienna etc. During the Chianciano Terme Biennale in Tuscany 2013, I received an award for Work on Paper; The Leonardo Award 2nd Prize.
In 2014, I participated in the event, Diamonds for Life in Antwerp, Belgium, exhibiting two of my art pieces at the Royal Paleis op de Meir. Later in the year I exhibited in Palazzo Malaspina in the Chianti Star Festival, San Donato Tuscany and also had a solo exhibition in Vienna, Austria, a group exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal and in the Grand Palais in Paris.
In 2015 I received an award for Excellence at the London Biennale and also First Prize in the Oxford University Category at the Chianciano Biennale. Furthermore I took 2nd Prize in the American Art Awards. I had a solo exhibition in London which was met with great sucess and also fulfilled a commission for Archbishop’s Park Waterloo. I also participated in Art en Capital in Paris.
In 2016 I took part in exhibitions in Venice, Florence, Rome, Stockholm, Baden-Baden and Miami. 2017 I exhibited in London, Basel and Stockholm
2018 Exhibited Art Work
- “The Barn” (solo) exhibition Stockholm, Sweden
- Biennale Chianchiano Terme Tuscany, Italy
- Altes Dampfbad International Art Exhibition Baden-Baden, DE
1st Prize The Leonardo Award for Work on Paper, Chianciano Biennale 2nd Prize Oxford University Society Award, Chianciano Biennale