The inspiration for my work has always come from my personal spiritual and emotional responses to what I see around me. This varies from the sublime reflections seen in nature or those drawn from more menacing visualisations that create a sense of the unknown. In recent years I have focused on the ever-changing and dramatic qualities of the Australian landscape of clouds and sky.
Currently I am exploring the different moods of the sea. These evoke an array of varying emotions that depend upon nature’s mood and are the source of many different interpretations in my work.
I grew up in bayside Melbourne and have always been aware of the treacherous nature of Port Phillip Bay and how it can change in a matter of moments from a tranquil, picturesque scene into a wild a dangerous mass of water. This has always given me a profound sense of respect for the oceans ability to change moods and evoke feelings of awe.
For me the sea has always been a place of contemplation and stirring emotions.
"The sea is the favorite symbol for the unconscious, the mother of all that lives." - Carl Jung