I have been a artist for over 45 years.
Throughout my life I have had a saying - "I don't want to be normal, I don't want to be extraordinary, I want to be interesting". And I do hope this has been represented in what I have done, what I am doing and what I am going to do.
In my early 20's I played the world professional tennis circuit roaming Australia and the world trying to fine tune my craft and trying to win.
I have my mother to thank for her tireless encouragement and support in taking me everywhere to local junior and Australian professional events for years. All the time quietly helping me to be a better player - a winner.
I then have my father to thank for his recognition in my artistic 'eye' I had for photography and the sense of purpose it gave me after my tennis career finished.
There's without doubt one kind photographic master, Gordon Undy, who for years taught me how to fine tune my photographic art to achieve a level of excellence I would otherwise never have achieved.
And a gentle man, a man who has unknowingly helped, is Peter Sis, a world renowned and awarded children's book artist that has, in his way, taught me a great deal about art and it's condition. And as Peter always says ‘….. onward’.
Justin, my younger 'super off the planet intelligent' brother, has also played a role in facilitating things that have given me the freedom to be who I am, an artist, a free artist.
And Amanda my wife, who knows me better than anyone and who teaches at Steiner school and then comes home to continue to teach me. Amanda is a integral critique with all my art.
With photography stretching over 40 years now, Drawings for 10, I am now venturing into some new artistic areas - music, video and movie script writing. There's no rush for these, just areas I am interested in and am quietly working on in between.
A a photographer, I like to tell stories and photography is my language. You can see over 50 exhibits, stories, in the Photography section on this site.
Each has a different photographic medium deliberately chosen to enhance the story to bring the story to life. Polaroid, 35mm Black & White Film, 4 x 5 Inch Black and White Film, Wetplate, Bromide, Mobile Digital, 35mm Digital and now video are all used throughout my photographic art.
I am a Pastel Drawing artist for 10 years now. I have a collection of over 3000 drawings, a 'naive' style but with a strong intention for fun. After a hiatus late 2019 I am now back mid 2020 producing new drawings which have evolved into something slightly different.
More on my music, video production and Movie Script writing a little later 2020 - 2021.