I work in Encaustic or hot wax painting. A method developed in Ancient Greece. This sensuous medium lends itself to transparent layering as a way of seeing, and then seeing again.
My aim is to evoke a history or palimpsest; that is the inscription of one text or image over another in order to produce multiple readings. Having studied and practised calligraphy of different cultures, the suggestion of writing is a recurring theme in my work. I am therfore refining a language of images that metaphorically record my journeys.
During travels in various countries I document the marks of man on ancient buildings and walls, often interrelating images of aged fibres and fabrics. These references are then used in the work to suggest a history of time past and passing - the present moment of the past.
Diploma Fine Art - UTAS
Certificate of Teaching - UTAS
Assoc. Degree Fibre & Fabrics - UTAS
Master of Contemporary Arts - UTAS
Permanent collections of -
Queen Victoria Museum, Tas.
Devonport Regional Gallery, Tas.
Burnie Regional Gallery, Tas.
Sydney & S.A. Corporate collections
Head, Art Dept. Launceston Church Grammar School
Board Member Queen Victoria Museum
Tas. Arts Advisory Board
Six solo exhibitions, Tas