Exploring themes from the natural environment, especially the Australian landscape, has long been central to my art practice. Living in a Sydney bushland setting has enabled me to use my local environment as an ongoing resource. Hence, trees, wood and wood grain patterns inform much of my artwork.
I always interpret the forms, textures and shapes in a personal and intuitive way; often abstracting nature as my memories, environmental values, feelings and imagination merge to create my images. I often use my own photographs as a starting point.
I find etching, collograph, monotype and woodblock techniques exciting to explore and experiment with as they offer mark making that is only possible through printmaking. I enjoy combining these techniques to create my imagery.