I am an Australian artist now living in Japan with my wife and family. I was born in 1945 and from a young age have always had a deep love of art. I first attended classes when I was fifteen under Henry C Gibbons at the Julian Ashton Art School. Following this I was a full time student at the National Art School and finally studied at the University of Sydney Where I received a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) and a Graduate Diploma in Art Education.
I work mainly in oil, watercolor and pencil. My main focus is on the local landscape and genre scenes as well as still life and portraits. Currently I am concentrating on depicting ordinary people, particularly young people doing ordinary things, waiting for trains, messaging and talking on their mobiles etc. These are not "ordinary" paintings though. I try to imbue my works with a psychological tension. They are narratives. Figures are caught in "stills" in between coming from and going to somewhere. I am concerned with the notion that each "stranger" has an individual story to tell and to imply an action in the narrative - where are they going and who are they talking to?
Recently I have begun showing my work. In 2011 I had a solo exhibition at Petit Terrace Gallery in Senju, Tokyo and later another show at Hitohira Cafe Gallery in Karuizawa, Nagano.