Sydney-Based Australian Artist BA.INT.DES.SCA; BFA.NAS
I like to draw. It's the way I start any of my art projects. My preferred mediums are charcoal and ink for tonal work and oil for colour. I have workshopped in Italy in gold leaf and egg tempera and enjoy the technical side of preparing grounds and pigments with historical reference. My time at NAS gave me a solid foundation in art history and theory and an appreciation of contemporary art forms. I now recognise that there is nothing original in art. The images we are producing are the result of information gathered in our lifetime, modified by input from others and assembled in our imaginations. The art then, is in how we present these images, the possibilities are endless and the work begins. I agree with Chuck Close who said: "Inspiration is for amateurs-the rest of us just show up and get to work".