I am fortunate to live and work on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country in Canberra, Australia.
I graduated with First Class Honours in Printmedia and Drawing from the Australian National University (2010) after undertaking a liberal arts education on scholarship at Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA (2005 – 2009). I am currently a studio artist and board member at M16 Artspace, Canberra and am represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.
My artistic interests have been nurtured by formative opportunities, including the Embassy of Spain’s Torres Travelling Scholarship (2011) and the Bathurst Regional Gallery’s Hill End Residency (2015). In 2019 my work received the Commendation Prize in the Banyule Award for Works on Paper (VIC), was Highly Commended in the Megalo International Print Prize (Canberra) and was a finalist in the Fremantle Print Prize (WA) and the the Burnie Print Prize (TAS).
Striving to connect the realms of micro and macro, representation and abstraction, I work across printmaking, drawing, and watercolour to create work about being in the landscape and the experience of wonder and mutability that comes with a close and patient observation of nature. Currently focusing on sheer cliff faces, eroded gullies and twisted trees - fallen or teetering on the precipice, my work speaks to power, impermanence and the precarious state of our natural environment.
Journeys on foot and by kayak and raft have resulted in an enduring fascination with dramatic rock formations as humbling signifiers of elemental dynamism and geological time. Progressively, I am interested in grappling with the raw beauty of the Australian landscape - recognising signs of loss and damage, as well as capturing moments of transcendence where the earth appears alive with layers of complexity. In the process of revisiting and reimagining personally or emotionally significant places from the physical and temporal distance of my studio, the colour blue has recently come to represent a sense of memory and the beyond.