Due to the fact I turned a full time artist in Nov 2011, my paintings and drawings have been finalists in
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2012
The Xstrata Percival Portrait Award 2012
The Shirley Hannan Nationwide Portrait Awards 2012
The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture 2012
The Redland Art Awards 2012″
A minor track record facts…
I am British, but my spouse and young ones are Aussie, and we’ve lived in Brisbane considering that Sept 07. In Dec 08 we moved to Logan – where we bought an acre of land whilst we have been however in the Uk. I have expended 20 years in the United kingdom Exclusive Consequences market doing all types of factors, that although they had been creative, ended up not seriously ‘what I want to do when I develop up’. This calendar year at 51, I realised that I really don’t want to improve up. I did an MBA before we left the United kingdom in the mistaken perception that I had a little something to provide the world of administration. The issue is that the environment of management doesn’t’ fully grasp that. Last year my daughter Molly came above to get her folio alongside one another for artwork college and I received into painting with her. This year, after a brush with most cancers, I have realised that really, I just want to paint, and just after all this time… I’ve made that leap of faith. So I”m portray and drawing, some commissioned function, some not. I’m doing the job towards an exhibition referred to as ‘THINKERS’ at Logan Art Gallery in May perhaps upcoming year. It’s a assortment of considerable thinkers in the Brisbane locale…who’ve designed a distinction to the relaxation of us, by remaining different a person way or another. It will be about 10 or 12 paintings. I also teach at Logan Artwork School 3 times a week, and run a life drawing team.