I live and make art on Palawa/Pakana country in Lutruwita Tasmania.
After trading in the lively city of Melbourne for a tiny cottage in Nipaluna, Hobart, it didn’t take long for my relationship to the natural world to grow even further. The wild beauty of the landscape dotted with sprawling mountains, forests and remnants of Gondwanaland past stirs an innate primal response, whilst drawing attention to its vulnerability in a climate threatened world.
Upon arrival into many months of solitude and reflection, I felt encouraged to embrace my newfound remoteness and dive deep into my work drawing upon the precious, critically endangered native flora/fauna as inspiration. Working with a delicately rendered technique has come about from endless observation of the life of things. Everything seen, touched and experienced from my outings I respond through my perception of nature’s intricate textures and vitality.
“People think that humans alone have spirit; they do not realise that everything is inspirited…. Consequently the manner of painting which gives the resonance of the spirit and the movement of life is the foremost.” — Teng Ch’un