Discovering the Australian light

I am a West Australian artist originally from the UK painting Landscapes and Abstracts using oils acrylics and pastels.

My journey into painting Australian landscapes began in the late 80's when I brought my family here to start a new life. The rich colours dynamic shadows and brilliant light was such an incredible contrast to the rolling grey skies of England that I had grown up with.


This new visual experience of dynamic colours and light in the landscape, immediately triggered my enthusiasm and an urgency to start painting out in the open air, known as 'en plein air'


I lectured for 6 years at the School of Art Design and Media with the West Australian Department of Training and I have been painting landscapes and abstracts in oils acrylics and pastels for many years.

I have conducted many landscape and abstract workshops for groups, couples and individuals and I have a passion for helping people to break through their self limitations. During the course of my workshops I have seen the amazing transformation in students whose confidence and self belief has grown! 


My mission is to help as many students as possible discover their abilities and talents during their journey into creating both Landscape and Abstract Paintings.

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