I am a Contemporary Indigenous Australian Artist, a descendant of the Wiradjuri people of central New South Wales. I was born in Sydney but have resided in Perth, for the past 43 years. Since 2000 I have won many awards, including the $10,000 Hawkesbury Art Award. My successful career as a practicing artist and designer spans the past 40 years. My career ranges from being self -employed for the last 13 years as an artist, textile designer, senior designer at Canning Vale Weaving Mills, teaching art in Bangkok and promotional manager of Kurongkurl Katitjin, School of Indigenous Australian Studies at Edith Cowan University, Perth. I see myself as a visual master painter distilling the essence of the land and the moment in the minds� eye. With a background in textile design I often relay the beauty, pattern and colour that I see in the environment. My art practice portrays, the land and the water in many ways, ranging from dreams, memories, realism and abstraction. In the last 20 years my focus has been in acrylics and collage. I have developed a technique of using layers of colored tissue paper under and over the painted surface. This gives the surface a three dimensional textural quality. I am often literally painting with paper.
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acrylic and collage