ABOUT THE ARTIST

With an engineering background and working in a variety of fields including shipbuilding, opal cutting and at ski resorts. A creative outlet prior to woodcarving was painting. He initially learnt woodturning and furniture design in Tasmania (Associate diploma art craft and design) 1995-96. This was an introduction to a whole new creative field. Attending a woodcarving course in 2001 at Sturt in the NSW southern highlands was a life changing experience, the lathe abandoned in favour of a more free-form approach. A combination of this approach with discipline, hard work and learning to trust the inner artist hopefully equates to a resolution of shape and overall originality  “Over the years a trusted friend and mentor in Tasmania taught me, amongst other things, the importance of trusting my inner artist and to follow your heart”.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The King & Queen of Spain ( Gift of the governor-general of Australia)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020
  • Turned and Sculpted Wood, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2019
  • The Art of Giving, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Small Treasures, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sculpture at Killalea, Shellharbour, NSW, Australia
  • Kangaroo valley sculpture, The Cedars, Kangaroo valley, NSW, Australia
  • Inside the box, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Turned and Sculpted wood, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Immersion, Emirates One & Only, Wolgan valley, NSW, Australia
2018
  • Valley Reflections, Emirates One & Only, Wolgan valley, NSW, Australia
  • Turned and Sculpted wood, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sculpture at Killalea, Shellharbour, NSW, Australia
  • Small treasures, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Inside the box, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • The art of giving, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2017

  • Rylstone Wood Sculpture Symposium, Rylstone, NSW, Australia
  • X1 FIP World Polo Championships art exhibition, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Sculpture at Killalea, NSW, Australia
  • Sculpture at Kooindah, Kooindah Golf Resort, Wyong, NSW, Australia
  • Sculpture at Kangaroo Valley, The Cedars, Kangaroo Valley, NSW, Australia
  • Turned Wood Small Treasures, Wood Symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2016

  • ‘ONE’, Gallery 47, Rylstone, NSW, Australia
  • Turned and Sculpted wood, Wood symphony, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sculptures at Killalea, NSW, Australia
  • Sculpture on the greens, Wyong, NSW, Australia
  • Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak, VIC, Australia

2015

  • Wood Sculpture symposium, Rylstone, NSW, Australia
  • Turned and Sculpted Wood, delMano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • The Out back open art prize, Broken Hill regional gallery, NSW, Australia
  • Turned Wood-Small Treasures( spring) ,delMano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,USA

2014

  • Turned and Sculpted Wood, delMano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2013

  • Turned Wood-Small Treasures (fall’13),delMano gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Turned Wood-Small Treasures (spring’13),delMano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2012

  • Directors Choice, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, NSW, Australia
  • Transformations, Riddoch Gallery, Mt Gambier, SA, Australia

2011

  • Turned and Sculpted Wood, delMano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Turned Wood-Small Treasures, delMano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2010

  • Studio Furniture twenty ten, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, NSW, Australia

2007

  • 30th Alice Craft Acquisition, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, NT, Australia