I grew up in Melbourne’s outer west, a blend of rural land, working class suburb and industrial wasteland. I studied illustration and life drawing at Monash Uni and graduated with a diploma in Graphic Design in 1986.
I then slowly but steadily steered away from design as a career, and experienced the world as a farm hand, builder’s labourer, cray boat deckhand and petrol station attendant, amongst other things. These jobs have influenced my style and subjects as a fine artist. I worked solidly as a Mambo artist for 10 years and have exhibited in Europe, Asia, the USA and the NGV.
Today I’m mesmerised by urban micro-landscapes: road repair patterns, chewing gum on the footpath, numbers on power poles, rust, peeling paint. The fine line between beauty and ugliness: the unintentional poetry of life.
Vision “Where there is no vision, the people perish . . . " Proverbs 29:18