My inspiration comes from engaging with the natural beauty of the wilderness places I visit, and also the distillation of these experiences in the studio. I attempt to capture the emotions I experience through sketches and photographs initially, and recreate these feelings in my home work-space.
The history of the people who chose to live in the isolated areas I visit is evident through there sense of dedication to the land. Expressing this experience through finished artworks gives me a sense of completion.
The next journey in 2016 will be to the Kimberleys in Western Australia, travelling via Lake Eyre and The Painted Desert and also visiting the Pilbra. Many accomplished artists have undertaken this journey long before me and I am excited to be walking in their footsteps and look forward to new artworks in the future.
This series of artworks here are studies from my many travels in the Australian outback. They were created for an Open Studio weekend on the 9th and 10th April 2016. Visit the website to see more artworks for this event .