My photographic process is about my fascination with the way our eyes and brain interpret the visible world. By seeing differently, the images become more about light, movement, shape and essence of the scene. Utilising movement and double exposures techniques in camera leaves an abstract impression of my world. As soon as light and dark are manipulated, the familiar interpretation is lost and we enter the unknown world of my images.
I want my images to confront the viewer with the emotions of their own imagination.
Unable to use a painter’s brush to capture the colours and moods of moments in time, I use a digital camera. Land and nature soothes the soul and washes away the residues of conflict and struggles of everyday life.
Beauty, colour, mood and light are my friends within my images. The quietness and being in one with nature – the sounds, the breeze, and the wonder - draw me in
I am a past Downlands student.
It seems I have always had a camera in my hand. I take photos of sport, architecture, landscape, people (sometimes) abstract ‘things’ and recently I have ventured into impressionism and 'in camera movement' (ICM) work.
I see life through the view finder – even when I don’t have one in front of me. I love colour, light, shape and form. When people view my work, I like them to wonder into the image and find the story and to ‘feel’ what I am conveying.
I am an amateur photographer, situated in Highfields, just outside of Toowoomba. Life for me is about my family, my photography and my Mini. Love nothing more than to put my camera gear in my beautiful British Racing Green Mini and go exploring the world around me. The Darling Downs provides a beautiful backdrop for my work.
The biggest influences in my photographic journey are painters like Albert Namatjira, Sydney Nolan, Pro Hart and my Great Aunt’s.
I have explored the works of impressionistic artist like Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who have influenced my move into abstract and impressionism using intentional camera movement (ICM) and multiple exposure to achieve this look.
Photographers Michael Kenna, Graham Burstow, Chris Friel, Deborah Sheedy, Ellen Jantzen and Ernest Hass.
2021 – Short listed (2 images) – The Mono Awards
2021 – Runner up – Petite Pieces Competition Aspire Gallery Brisbane
2020 – Finalist (2 images) – Emerging Photographers, Queensland Centre of Photography
2020 – Short listed Open/Illustrative Section – Australian Photography Awards
2020 – Short listed Landscape Section – Australian Photography Awards
2018 – Image in top 50 – 23rd Heritage Acquisitive Photographic Awards
2014 – 1st Place - Portraiture – Blackall Heartland Photography Competition
2014 – 1st Place - Action & People’s Choice Award – Split Second – Blackall Heartland Photography Competition
2014 – 2nd Place - Changing Landscape – Blackall Heartland Photography Competition
2011 – 2 x Encouragement Awards – 23rd Heritage Acquisitive Photographic Awards
2011 – 2 x Images in top 50 – 23rd Heritage Acquisitive Photographic Awards
2008 – 2011 – Various Awards with the Toowoomba Show Society
2008 – 2011 – Various Awards with the Toowoomba Photographic Society and the Australian Photographic Society
2005 – 1st Place - Carnival of Flowers Shutterbug Tales Competition Toowoomba
2006 – 2nd Place - Chinchilla White Gums Gallery Acquisitive Photographic Awards
2022 - Solo exhibition - 'Impressions' - Crows Nest Gallery
2021 – ‘Petite Pieces’ – Aspire Gallery Brisbane
2021 – ‘Emerging Photographer Exhibition’ – Maud Gallery Queensland Centre of Photography Brisbane
2021 – ‘Masters Apprentices Exhibition’ – Richard Randall Gallery Botanical Gardens, Brisbane
2020 – Downlands Art Exhibition Toowoomba
2020 – ‘Bringing the Outside In’ – St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane
2019 – Downlands Art Exhibition Toowoomba
2018 – ‘The Third I Exhibition’ – Richard Randall Art Studio Brisbane
2018 – Downlands Art Exhibition Toowoomba
2017 – ‘Snap 17’ – Aspire Gallery Brisbane
2017 – Downlands Art Exhibition Toowoomba
2016 – ‘Toowoomba Region not Town’ – Rosalie Art Gallery, Goombungee
2016 – Downlands Art Exhibition Toowoomba
2016 – ‘Sister City Exchange’ – Toowoomba Art Gallery
2002 – 2016 – Various exhibitions with the Toowoomba Photographic Society (Local, State, National & Overseas)
2015 – Downlands Art Exhibition Toowoomba Art Gallery
2015 – ‘100 Year Anniversary Cobb and Co.’ – Cobb and Co. Museum Toowoomba
2014 – ‘Landscape” – Queensland Festival of Photography Crows Nest Gallery Crows Nest Qld
2014 – ‘Sister City Exchange’ – Takatsuki Art Gallery Takatsuki Japan
2013 – ‘Sister City Exchange’ – Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
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