ABOUT ME

I am a drawing artist living on Australia's sunny Gold Coast. 

Like a lot of artists, I have been drawing since I was a child. Dad bought me my first set of Derwent Artist colour pencils and mum uncovered my masterpieces drawn on the underside of the family coffee table! 

I have been told I am down-to-earth in my creative approach. I welcome the description as I firmly believe art skills are attainable by anyone. It takes dedication, hard work and practice, rather than wishful thinking and an artsy-fartsy smock!

ABOUT MY PROCESS

I am best known for my diverse subjects and detailed works that catch the eye. Primarily working with colour pencil and graphite, I specialise in expressing realism through my technique. 

My work is often inspired by something offbeat, situations of everyday life, nature or my travels. Some pieces tell a clear story, others allow the view to derive their own meaning and connection. 

Creating deliciously detailed subjects with no more than a sharp millimetre of pencil to do the job is no easy feat. It requires many hours, sometimes weeks and months, to build up the pigment, particularly on a large scale. My meticulous technique ensures the artwork has a depth of realism and can captivate its viewers.

Works of art are valuable, one-of-a-kind pieces that should be preserved at their original degree of quality for as long as possible. As a professional artist I only use the highest quality archival materials available to ensure longevity, sourcing supplies from the worlds leading professional artist brands. 


MEDIA ENQUIRIES

For more information about me and my work download the Media Kit



AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Art Lovers Australia 2021 Artist's Prize Finalist 

Maestro graphite pencil on watercolour paper - finalist (click to view full image)

Art Lovers Australia 2020 Artist's Prize Winner 

This is not a drill graphite pencil on watercolour paper awarded national Artist Prize

Featured in Home Design Magazine 

Colour pencil piece Depth featured in Home Design Magazine Australia

Named Artist for Investment

Named as an artist for investment by Art Lovers Australia

Robina Community Centre Gallery Exhibition 2017 

'Giza' colour pencil on watercolour paper


BLOG

Whether you're an artist, art collector, or have zero interest in art and can just relate to awkward introverts like myself, my blog is for you! I offer a rare glimpse into the "real" me. Subscribe to be notified when a new post goes live. Some popular blog posts are linked below. 

Commission your own artwork

Maybe you’re wondering what to get your partner to celebrate becoming an old boring couple. Why not gift a commissioned piece, something to hang beside photos of places you went when you were both more exciting! How art commissions work and the basic steps to getting one yourself

Artwork feature: the remains of Ephesus and the missing swimsuit

Colour pencil drawing ruins of ancient Ephesus. The inspiration behind my artwork plus the story of the missing mankini and toilet sponges

Graphite: what is it? It isn't lower back pain

What is graphite and its benefits, graphite grades, how to select graphite, avoid graphite shine. It's not the same as lumbago, but when it snaps it can be just as frustrating. I also offer a free adult pen licence to those committing writing violations!

Park & Shop

A look at the 1950s retro game Park & Shop. How the decade promoted keeping up with the Jonses through advertising, and the power of art

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