Australia

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Artist Bio

ABOUT  - Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey during a snow storm in April.

Science and Art do mix. In the 70's, I worked and studied on the Great Barrier Reef as a post grad student and taxonomist. In those days we drew our own studies with the old rapidograph pens and endless journals.  I experienced working with scientists, such as shark researchers,Ron and Val Taylor as well as Emperor Hirohito who studied hermit crabs during WWII. I used his books as references. I must say there was climate change back in those days, where reference to bleaching of coral, Crown of Thorne as well as rising sea levels were part of the conversation. 

 

My journey 2014 - to present - over the past 6 years, in regional NSW Australia, I left teaching science/biology/chemistry to explore the world of art.

I use the stories and behaviours of animals and the landscape they are in to reflect on my journeys through my artwork.

 

Patterns in Nature - Birds, reptiles, insects, mammals all have the most remarkable patterns to attract prey, reproduce and camouflage themselves. I use these beautiful patterns against a landscaped background to create conflict.

 

2019 - 

Finalist  - ArtLovers Australia

Commendation - Drawing Henry Lawson Art Festival

Commendation - Contemporary - Henry Lawson Art Festival

Grants

RANSW Country Arts Support Program (CASP) 2019  Sketchbook Library

Pubications

ARtEdit - Autumn Edition

ArtLoversAustralia - book

Exhibitions

May - Grey Box Calling - Lachlan Shire                  Landcare Exhibition 

2018 - 

Finalist - ArtLoversAustralia - with Ground orchids

Grand Champion -    Forbes Ag Show, NSW

Reserve Champion - Condobolin Ag Show, NSW

1st Place - Drawing - Drawing - Blue Lake Art Show Lake Cargelligo, NSW

Highly Commended - Drawing  - Henry Lawson, Grenfell, Drawing

Exhibitions 2018

Faces and Places of Forbes, a cross section of the community. Platypus Gallery, Forbes, NSW

June - River Arts Festival - Forbes, NSW