Well it's been a while since I've exhibited anywhere (thanks Global Pandemic!) so I'm really looking forward to exhibiting at The Other Art Fair in Sydney again after a 2-year break. I'll have lots of new paintings on display and for sale, including these which I'm calling Mini Messengers.

These small works are all hand painted originals on canvas, 20x25cm. Painted using stencils, spray paint and acrylics, I have combined my skillset as a stencil artist from years ago, with my current expressive abstract brushstrokes to create a fresh approach to my ‘freedom’ birds in flight series.

Inspired partly by Matisses’s paper cut birds, I wanted to paint a whole series of colourful birds to lift mine - and hopefully the viewer’s spirits during this challenging time. Each painting will contain a positive message on the back from me to you.

Discover and buy from from over 110 local Australian artists at The Other Art Fair Sydney, taking place live at The Cutaway at Barangaroo from 2-5 December 2021.

Come say hi!

I'm excited to announce that my painting 'Fly with me' has been selected as a finalist in the Art Lovers Australia 2021 Art Prize.

Last month, I had a fantastic opportunity to design an 8-metre wide artwork for The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre entrance staircase. The brief was 'the artwork should enliven and enhance the urban streetscape surrounding the Cultural Centre' and my idea was to create a painting that featured a native bird to the Blue Mountains combined with expressive abstract brush strokes in a similar way to my Freedom series.

We decided on a female satin bowerbird, they are a beautiful olive green and pale yellow with purple/blue eyes and I have deliberately enhanced the colours here to show her off in all her glory.

Here I am with the finished artwork, titled 'Bound for a Bower' and installed as panels on the stairs. If you are in the area, come check it out!

I also made a 2-min time lapse video showing a behind the scenes view into the process. Turn the sound on to enjoy some relaxing Bach music while you watch.

Thanks to Chris Farrell Nature Photography for the reference photo of the bird.