I am excited to present two new bodies of work in my solo show TRANSITIONS at Zig Zag Gallery, Kalamunda from 28 July - 27 August 2023.

    Artist Talk - Sunday 30 July
    Artist in Residence - Friday 4 - Monday 7 August
    Painting Workshop - Monday 7 August
    Printmaking Workshop - Saturday 19 August

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    This exhibition celebrates my love of painting, printmaking and the West Australian bush which provides me with the inspiration to create my work.
    To date my previous exhibitions have mainly comprised of my paintings, in contrast this show is equally split between showcasing my acrylic paintings and my monotype prints. In addition to this I will have a wall of accordion plein air sketchbooks on display. These sketchbooks document my time outside in nature and provide a direct insight into the process behind my finished pieces.

    The paintings in this exhibition are about how I experience place when passing through on foot. When walking through a landscape time passes slowly, my paintings are not of a particular view or snapshot of time but rather an accumulation of different viewpoints, experiences and times of day. They are of place in an all encompassing way, when painting a place I am delving into visual memories of the near and the far, what is in front and what is behind, the flowers I saw at my feet and the rocks I passed 5 kilometres before. I am trying to say a lot in one painting - each painting is a token of my appreciation and wonder of place. The work is made in response to places I have returned to time and time again, especially those on the Bibbulmun Track, a walking track that many of us in West Australia are familiar with. Each visit adds to my layers of memory and provides me with more visual imagery to draw from.

    My prints are original monotypes. A monotype is a one of a kind print, a print that cannot be reinked and repeated. Some of the prints in this show are collages, made up of cut and torn papers that I have hand printed and then reassembled to recreate the magical world that I feel I inhabit when being surrounded by trees. Many of the prints are in direct response to Monkey Rock in Denmark. The Bibbulmun Track winds its way up this beautiful cluster of Granite boulders, leaves drift down from ancient Karri trees and land on fallen trunks that decompose slowly in the damp earth. This place is timeless to me which is why I have titled two of the prints In Between Trees and Outside of Time.

    The exhibition is open for a month and situated in the beautiful Zig Zag Gallery which is on the doorstep to many beautiful walks in the Perth Hills and just meters away from the northern terminus of the world famous Bibbulmun Track. Come an join me in a celebration of art and nature for the opening night on the 28 August or come in and say hello during my residency from 4-7 August. Everyone is welcome.

  • Contemporary Print Media Awards Exhibition 2023

    Contemporary Print Media Awards Exhibition 2023

    As a member of The Printmakers Association of WA, I will be exhibiting some of my prints in the annual members exhibition.

  • Melville Open Studios 2023

    Melville Open Studios 2023

    This year I am participating in Melville Open Studios on the 28 and 29 Aril 2023.
    As well as having a number of paintings and prints for sale I will be running a workshop or demonstration.

  • Elemental Exhibition @ Earlywork Gallery

    Elemental Exhibition @ Earlywork Gallery

    ELEMENTAL is a duo exhibition between myself and emerging artist Laura Peden at the Earlywork Gallery www.earlywork.gallery/ in South Fremantle. The exhibition is showcases our recent acrylic paintings of the natural landscape in Western Australia.

    I have been working on two series of works based on my trips to the wild and isolated parts of Southern WA and these series show a more expressive, abstract and personal shift in my work.

    Laura paints landscapes in both the urban and regional areas and shares my love and concern for the fragile ecology of this land. www.laurapedenart.com/

    The exhibition runs from the 17th - 29th of May. Open Mon-Sun: 10am - 4pm.
    Opening night - Friday 20th May - 6.30 - 8.30pm with drinks and light snacks.
    A portion of the proceeds of the sale of each painting will be donated to the Conservation Council of WA (CCWA)

  • Army Art Show

    Army Art Show

    This year I will be displaying 4 artworks for the Army Art fundraiser exhibition at Leeuwin Barracks, East Fremantle. This annual group exhibition has a variety of work from selected WA artists.