Paintings

While undertaking my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 1985-1989 at ILAM Art School in New Zealand (University of Canterbury), I majored in painting. Although I also now create mixed media, sculptural and textiles works, the formative years of my art education in painting have inspired me to think like a painter in just about everything I do as it offers a visual and embodied experience of developing image and idea in an experiential and experimental way. I have been able to adapt this structural, aesthetic and conceptual way of working to my work in film and media, developing teaching sites, resources and writing. See images of my paintings below and click SHOW MORE at the bottom of the page to see more images.

2017 RABBIT
2017 RABBIT

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

crossing over, 2016 Oil on canvas 122 x
crossing over, 2016 Oil on canvas 122 x

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

2017 Cow collage
2017 Cow collage

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

Homage to Katherine Mansfield
Homage to Katherine Mansfield

This was part of a series of work I did while on artist in residence at Samuel Marsden College, Wellington in 2002, I was given permission to spend some of this time in the Katherine Mansfield Museum where I developed a series of paintings that collaged aspects of her narratives and place as I did mine.

2017  HORSE AND CIRCUS
2017 HORSE AND CIRCUS

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

yellow and upsidedown
yellow and upsidedown

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

2017  somewhere nowhere
2017 somewhere nowhere

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

2017  SPOTTED HORSE
2017 SPOTTED HORSE

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

2017 Theatre of Childhood
2017 Theatre of Childhood

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

2017  white and green circle
2017 white and green circle

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

2015 Childhood remnants
2015 Childhood remnants

This was one of 32 works I exhibited in 2017 in my exhibition Process and Pattern, SAGRA Gallery, Melbourne

A Squally day
A Squally day

Part of the 2017 exhibition at SAGRA

Bundanon Birds
Bundanon Birds
The three Graces
The three Graces
Dress at Bundanon
Dress at Bundanon
Surrender
Surrender
Options
Options
Cow field 3
Cow field 3

Created at BUNDANON but part of the 2017 exhibition at SAGRA

Cow field 2
Cow field 2

Created at BUNDANON Part of the 2017 exhibition at SAGRA

Cow field 1
Cow field 1

Created at BUNDANON Part of the 2017 exhibition at SAGRA