Ocean Drawings shortlisted for 2021 Art Prizes

"Counterpoint" 2020 (image shown) was shortlisted for the 2021 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize (Sydney). Another water themed drawing, Tsunami #3, is on exhibition as a finalist in the 2021 Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize (Noosa).

"The Message" received a Highly Commended Prize at 2020 Mandorla Art Award

The Message was shortlisted for the 2020 Mandorla Religious Art Prize in Perth, and was exhibited in March 2021 at Stala Contemporary in Perth, WA. This painting was awarded a Highly Commended $5000 prize and toured to New Norcia and other locations.

Artworks exhibited in 2021 at Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Two 3D resin paintings, Filamentous (shown above) and Network, were shown in the art-science exhibition entitled "Fungi" at the Royal Botanic Garden in April 2021. Both sold and another was commissioned. The works were mentioned in detail in The Science Show with Robyn Williams on ABC Radio National (May).

New Drawings shortlisted for several 2020 Art Prizes

"Tsunami" 2019 (image shown) was shortlisted for the 2020 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize (Sydney) and the Jacaranda Drawing Prize (Grafton Regional Gallery) and touring exhibition. Other works were shortlisted for the 2020 Mandorla Religious Art Prize (Perth), Lyn McCrea Drawing Prize (Noosa) and Swan Hill Drawing award (Vic).

"Symmetry of Nature" solo exhibition at Glasshouse Regional Gallery 2019

My most recent solo exhibition (24 works including 2D and 3D paintings, and lightboxes) was held from mid-Nov 2019 to mid-Jan 2020 at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery in Port Macquarie. Many thanks to the lovely curator Bridget Purtill and her assistant Michelle Campano and team for organising the event.

Five paintings included in "Equilibrium" group exhibition in Venice, 2019

MP Warming in Berlin curated an awesome exhibition on the impacts of global warming at Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice during the 2019 Biennale. I was invited to contribute 5 works and spent 11 days in Venice. The show was well received and got a lot of publicity including ABC News (link here).

"Forest" 2017 painting commissioned as album cover for US band

Two paintings, Forest (2017) and Nestling (2017) were used as the front and back covers of the debut vinyl album of US electronic group Treesspeak. The record was made in Italy by Cinedelic and released as a limited edition. Sold out.

Limited Edition Prints of "Field of Dreams" 2017

In 2017 I completed a drawing called "Field of Dreams" 60x85cm. The work was released as a signed and limited edition (50) fine art print at Ultragrafik Fine Art (go to www.ultragrafik.com for details).

"Embryo" at Artwalk 2017

20 April 2017. I displayed several lightboxes at the night time art event, Artwalk, at Port Macquarie.

2017 opening of new Studio and Ultragrafik Fine Art, Port Macquarie

I opened a new commercial art studio and gallery space at 4/25-27 Hay Street, Colonial Arcade in Port Macquarie. I relocated my home and studio from Sydney to this coastal town late in 2016.

Group Show at Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay

30 March-20 April 2017. Exhibited "Symmetry of Nature" and "Eternal Garden" in the Untitled exhibition.

"Cosmographica" at The Glasshouse 2017

10 Feb-19 March 2017. Solo show at The Glasshouse,

Port Macquarie. I gave an artist talk as well.

BEAMS light art festival 2016

17 Sept. 2016. "Eternal Garden" light box tryptich selected and displayed at BEAMS festival 2016.

Finalist, Mandorla Religious Art Prize 2016

15-24 July 2016. "Heart and Soul" 2016 (ink and acrylic on canvas) was shortlisted for the Mandorla Prize and exhibited at Linton & Kay Galleries in Perth. It then was displayed at various hospitals and at St. Mary's Cathedral in Perth and later acquired for the New Norcia Religious Art Collection, Western Australia.

Northern Exposure 4 at The Glasshouse 2016

"Tree of Life" 2015 was selected for exhibition in this group show at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery in Port Macquarie  (13 May - 3 July).

BEAMS festival 2015

I was selected for the BEAMS light art festival on Saturday 19th September, in Chippendale, an inner city suburb of Sydney, Australia. Go to www.beamsfestival.com.au. My three art works entitled Celestial were created by forging thousands of pinholes in painted paper then backlit by special lightboxes.

Solo show "What Dreams May Come", Mercure Potts Point

Paintings on display at the GKJE Gallery 1 at the Mercure Sydney, Potts Point (next to Kings Cross Station). The show was open from 1st to 29th June 2015.

Finalist New World Art Prize 2015

One of a series of highly detailed works on paper, entitled "Convergence", was a finalist (second year running) in the 2015 New World art prize and on exhibition at the NG Gallery in Chippendale, Sydney from 9th April to 2nd May 2015.

Port Macquarie Easter Art Prize (Religious) 2015

The painting "Cathedral" won the Religious art prize in Port Macquarie and was on display at the historic courthouse from 1st-8th April 2015

Finalist KAAF Art Prize 2014

"The Tempest" was shortlisted for the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) art prize 2014 and exhibited from 26 Nov 2014- 30 January 2015 at the Korean Cultural Office, 255 Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW.

Finalist New World Art Prize 2014

"Dreams of Utopia" was a finalist in the New World art prize and on exhibition at the NG Gallery in Chippendale, Sydney from 8 -24 May 2014

Winner, Open Category Port Macquarie Easter Art Prize 2014

The painting "Tree of Hope" won the major acquisitive prize, judged by Niomi Sands, who at the time was curator of the Glasshouse Regional Gallery. The artwork was on display at the historic courthouse, Port Macquarie, 17-22 April 2014

Finalist in Clifton's Art Prize and Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2013

"The Window" was shortlisted for the Cliftons art prize exhibition held at Cliftons Sydney venue,  Level 13, 60 Margaret Street, Sydney from 28th May to 28th June. Also shortlisted for Fishers Ghost art prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre from 2nd Nov to 16th Dec 2013, Sydney

Sydney Art Expo 2012

I displayed my work at the Hordern Pavilion as part of Sydney Art Expo 2012. Details at http://www.artexpo.net.au/Sydney2012/

Publication in Psychology text 2013

Oxford University Press (New York) asked to include my painting Introspection (2006) in a textbook Introduction to Psychology, published in 2013. The picture illustrated a section on the history and psychology of introspection.

Finalist 2012 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize

The drawing "Shipwrecked" was short-listed for the national Adelaide Perry Prize based in Sydney. The judge was renowned art critic John McDonald. The exhibition was on show 24th Feb to 24th March.

Solo show, "The Curiosity Cabinet" at Kinokuniya 2012

Selected visions of the afterlife and other realities. Wedge Gallery, Books Kinokuniya in Sydney, 7th-20th March

Exhibitions in South Korea 2011

"After hours" was part of the group show “Together in Harmony for 50 Years,” with art works by 106 Australian artists. To celebrate 50 years of friendship between Australia and Korea, the Australian Embassy in Seoul and the Korea Women’s Art Society in Sydney (Kwass) organized this art exhibit at the Noori and Arum Gallery, Korea Foundation Culture Centre. The painting "Vertigo" was one of 30 works in the sequel exhibition at Bom Gallery in Chongdamdong, Seoul's most prominent art precinct. The Bom show opened on the 3rd May 2011.

Finalist Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2011

The large pencil drawing of "Insomnia" (2011) was shortlisted for a major national art prize, The Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize held in Sydney Feb-March. It is usually very hard to get into.

2010 Solo show at St. George Regional Museum, Hurstville

This was a retrospective show of works spanning the previous decade. The show featured my paintings prominently in the main gallery of the museum and was complemented by ceramic art sculpture from local artists. Thanks to curators Serena Manwaring, Jessica Allen and museum staff for helping to make this show a success!

Solo show "Searching for Enlightenment" at Wallspace Gallery, Surry Hills 2006

My first major commercial show with film director Alex Proyas, at his Gallery 25-27 Brisbane St., Surry Hills in Sydney. This was my third solo exhibition and included a range of new surrealistic works.

September 9-30. Official opening 9th September at 3pm.

"Pulp Surrealism" Exhibition 2005, St George Museum

In 2005 I exhibited a range of surreal art based on old movies and TV shows of the 1950s and 60s.