Originally from Melbourne, I received my B.A in Fine Art at Ballarat University. Initially as a multi-disciplinary degree in Painting and Ceramics, I opted to complete my major in painting and broadened my oeuvre in photography and printmaking. Shortly after I moved to Cairns and began to pursue my study of ceramics.
Initially as a novice potter, I enrolled at the Cairns Potters Club and later commenced formal training at Tafe Cairns. I completed my Certificate IV in Visual Art and Contemporary Craft, currently I am undertaking units within the Diploma of Visual Arts – Ceramics and Printmaking at Tafe Far North Queensland.
My current body of work “Road Trip” initially progressed through images captured on my journeys to the country area of Cairns, The Tablelands. On connecting with my environment I found that the road trips were a metaphor and the symbolism in the country iconic images were finding their way into my work.
Colours of earth and sky featured predominately within my silk screen prints both on paper and ceramics, eventually geometric symbolism in road signs I found contained a strong sense of “Road Trip”, the concept to evoke a journey within the development of technique and application of both mediums would eventually form the direction toward the construction of my “Totem”, combining my mediums of printmaking and ceramics.
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