Friday, March 07, 2014

"Disconnected" exhibition at Brenda May Gallery Sydney 25 February to 22 March 2014

My latest work can be seen at Brenda May Gallery Sydney in my solo show Disconnected.

All is always now2014
il on linen 
122 x 152cm 
My work derives itself from my personal experiences and observations as a woman in Contemporary Australia. I have chosen the filmatic stage to portray my characters, making my own version of Noir - my Femme Noir. The characters in my paintings often appear disassociated in their environments; there in physicality but removed and mentally detached, existing in their own worlds. Women stare into space, involved in their private lives, housed in their own environments. Here there are pristine interiors, with patterned walls and floors, whilst the shadows play with the psychological presence of people inhabiting the scenes. 

You can see an online catalogue to the exhibition here Issuu Online Catalogue

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Surgeon 2013
Oil on Linen

Have been working on this portrait of my Great Uncle Dr Donald Beard for quite awhile now in between my other commitments.  Have decided say it is finished eventhough I could keep working on is always difficult to know when to stop...but stop I have. The image will be in the forthcoming publication from Wakefield Press called the 'The Diggers Doctor' due to be released April 2014. At this stage there will be a launch of the book by General Peter Cosgrove at SA Government House, which is all very exciting!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Now represented by CK Contemporary, San Francisco

Shelter 2013
Oil on Linen
I am very excited to announce that I am now represented by CK Contemporary in San Francisco, California. Centrally located in the heart of Union Square for easy access to anyone visiting the city, the gallery has recently opened in a beautifully refurbished space. If you are visiting please say hello to the lovely Gallery staff there and take a look at my work. If you cannot get there in person click here to visit their website.

Friday, August 23, 2013


"Pensive" 2013
Oil on Linen

Here is the first of my new paintings for my solo show at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney Australia, which opens February 25 2014. Am very happy to be showing in Sydney after several years of absence and even more happy to be showing with Brenda May. 

This image is created from some of the things in my collection. My old 19thC Danish couch, a 1940's table, the cushion is a modern and from Laura Ashley and on the table is a 1950's Barsony Figure which belonged to a great aunt. The model is a local girl involved in the Vintage industry here, she is very beautiful but sometimes seeing the whole isn't mysterious and making this composition cut before the shoulder line makes you wonder. It takes me a long time to set up these works and such a long time to paint, I am at the stage where I want to make quality not quantity. I want to have something to say and not just for the sake of being. 

Hope you enjoy the image. Until the next time....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Now showing at Brenday May Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

"Room of collective unconscious" 2013
Oil on linen
35.5x40.5cm (14"x16")
I am very pleased to announce that my work will now be available in Sydney at Brenda May Gallery, Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney. With a solo show planned for February 2014, I have just sent some new work to be viewed in the stock room at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. If you are in the area, please drop in and ask to view my available work. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I notice that I have a few new followers, welcome all.

"Bella in the lights" 2012
So I thought I might make you aware of one of the prints I currently have available for purchase.

"Bella in the lights" 2012
Unframed Limited Edition Print.
Image size:38x38cm, Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 12 Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper 308 gsm, using Archival Pigment inks.

There are only 5 of these prints left and if you are interested in purchasing one of these unframed, please email me on

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Femme Noir Exhibition Catherine Asquith Gallery Melbourne

"Homecoming" 2012
Oil on linen

My latest work from the studio will be exhibited in a solo exhibition called "Femme Noir" at Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne.  The show opens on the 16th October and closes November 3 2012.

Its has been a very hard yard this year to achieve this exhibition, from the moment I began to use local models on site in bars and nightclubs around Adelaide meant that my time from idea to completion of a painting has expanded about 10 fold. So I only have a handful of paintings to show for my hours that I've neglected my friends and family for all these months but I do feel like I have achieved something with the path of painting before me, lots to explore and an infinite number of models and situations to paint.