The Banksia is my muse and has been my obsession and subject for the last few years. I have coined a phrase – Banksia imaginata – to describe the body of my artworks that are intuitively created and inspired by the unique structure, colours and patterns found in this Australian native plant species.
Working spontaneously, the process of creating an artwork is one of joy and absorption of attention for me and I want people who see my works to also realise the joy I feel about the beauty of the natural world.
If there is one thing I’m trying to communicate, it’s that.
There is a constant overlapping of art, nature, science, music; I see patterns in all of these. Nature seems random and chaotic but there is a plan; it just takes a while to find it. I like to let the materials find their way, to replicate nature.
LINDEN POST CARD SHOW
Linden New Art Gallery, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182, t. 03 9534 0099 e. email@example.com
DOOR TO DOOR – Art in the time of COVID -19 – Art in Isolation
No Vacancy Gallery, Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne 9-14 February 2021
The garden of Loss and Triumph
No Vacancy Gallery, Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne, November 2021
MORNINGTON ART SHOW
Peninsula Community Theatre, Cnr. Wilsons Road & Nepean Highway, Mornington, 21-26 January 2021
Moonee Valley Art Show
St Columba’s Mission, “North Park Mansion”, 69 Woodland Street, Essendon, 14-16 May 2021
Twitter Art Exhibit
11th anniversary, May 2021, Cheltenham, UK
Camberwell Art Show, (online) July 2021
PHYLOGENESIS #2, Black Cat Gallery, 420 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. POSTPONED till 15 – 26 December 2021
Artists in Residence Retrospective Exhibition, Commanding Officers’ House, Point Nepean (through Mornington Peninsula Shire Council), POSTPONED TILL TBA