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Major Prize Winner 1770 Art Show

My painting 'Glow' took out the major prize at the 1770 Art Show this year, judged by the lovely Simon Wright from the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.

'Us and Them' Wins in Gladstone

My initial painting in a series of butterfly themed works has taken out the Christian Thomsen Award for Painting in the 2018 Rio Tinto Martin Hansen Memorial Art Prize in Gladstone.

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Awards:

-Major Prize 2019, 1770 Art Show, 1770
-Christian Thomsen Painting Award 2018,   Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art   Prize, Gladstone

-Liquitex Sponsor Prize 2018, Aspire Gallery   Foot Square Fine Art Competition, Brisbane

-Major Prize Winner 2017, Second Prize   Open 2017, Mt Perry Fine Art Award

-Highly Commended Open, Highly   Commended Human Figure, 2017 Mary   Valley Art Prize

-Emerging Artist Award, 2016 Mary Valley   Art Prize

 

Exhibitions:

-Cross Gallery Christmas Show, 2019

-In Bloom, Tiny Tree Gallery, 2019

-HERE + now, Childers Arts Space, 2019

-Nature of Beauty, Gayndah Art Gallery, Mt   Perry Art Gallery, 2019

-Cross Gallery Ping Pong Group Exhibition,   2019

-Cross Gallery Christmas Group Show, 2018

-Aspire Gallery Industrial and Urban Art   Group Show, 2018

-Without You, Gatakers Art Gallery, 2018
-Face to Face Duo show, Mt Perry Art   Gallery, 2018
-The ArtBox Project, Basel Switzerland 2017

 

Curating:
-In Bloom, 2019. Group exhibition for Monarch Art Collective at Tiny Tree Gallery, Brisbane.

-Nature of Beauty, 2019. Trio artist exhibition   invited to show at Gayndah and Mt Perry   regional galleries.

-Brush To The Beat, 2018. Funding provided   by the Bundaberg Regional Council and   Moncrieff Theatre to employ 17 artists and   musicians for a night of improvisation,   education and inspiration for artists,   musicians, and the public.

Grants:
Awarded RADF Grant 2017, via Bundaberg Regional Council & Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery to meet and paint scientist and Climate Council head, Tim Flannery.

Painting Climate & Coral Reef Heavyweights 

A RADF Grant from the Bundaberg Regional Council helped me get to Melbourne in 2017 to meet the kindly and world renowned scientist, Prof. Tim Flannery. The portrait which followed was my Archibald entry, though it was not selected as a finalist. I was also able to meet and paint the tremendously fascinating and cheeky 'Godfather of Coral', Charlie Veron, who invited me into his home and sat me down in the same spot where Sir David Attenborough had sat when he visited Charlie only a few months prior. Meeting both scientists has been a wonderful career highlight.

Mt Perry icon takes out Major Prize

My portrait of grazier Rod Bettiens won me the $2000 major prize in the 2017 Mt Perry Fine Art Exhibition. To model for this painting we scrambled up a steep hill to catch the last rays of afternoon light before the sun disappeared beyond the hills of picturesque Mt Perry.