Biographical Notes

1973-76 Bachelor of Science: Architecture, University of NSW
1976-80 Studied painting under Brian Dunlop and David Wilson.
1980-83 Studied art at the Hochschule Fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna with Professor Maria Lassnig and Professor Fruhnevr.vTravelled extensively studying art in Europe, especially Italy.
1988-89 Travelled and studied in USA and Europe.



Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Art Bank
Commonwealth Bank
Columbia Uni. Washington DC, USA
Sydney Univesity
NSW University
Private Collections
Mosman Art Gallery
Gold Coast City Gallery



Competitions Judged

1996 Drummoyne Municipal Art Award
1994 BDO Portrait Prize
1993 Kiama Art Prize
1997 Bernie Art Prize, Tasmania.
2007 Lexus Mortimore Art Price, Dubbo
2010 Waverley Art Prize
2013 Inglis Equine Art Prize
2015 Judge of the Portrait award – Every boardroom Needs An Artist


1991 Blake Prize, finalist with “Temptation of Eve”
1991 Archibald Salon des Refuse, finalist with “Saint Agatha”
1992 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, finalist with “Teresa Haremza”
1993 Archibald Prize, finalist with “Lee-Lin Chin”
1994 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, finalist with “Lee-Lin Chin”
1994 Archibald Prize, winner with “Homage to John Reichard”


1995 Archibald Prize, finalist with “Family Portrait”
1995 Mary MacKillop, finalist with “Polyptch”
1996 Mosman Art Prize, winner with “Polyptch”
1997 Archibald Salon des Refuse, People’s Choice with “Gosia Dobrowolska”
2000 Hills Grammar Art Prize, winner with “Four Worlds”
2001 Kings School Art Prize, finalist with “Life’s Journey”
2001 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, finalist with “Vedova Bianca”
2003 Hills Grammar Art Prize, finalist with “Evening Light”
2008 Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize, Finalist
2009 Mosman Art Prize Finalist with “Balthus Pets”
2010 Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize, Finalist
2010 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Finalist with “Charles Blackman”
2011 EMSLA Still Life Finalist, with “Holbein’s Skull”
2012 Finalist in the EMSLA (Eutick Memorial Still Life Award)
2013 Winner of the Perc Tucker Portrait Prize with ‘Charles Blackman”
2014 Finalist in the EMSLA Prize and People’s Choice Winner
2014 Winner of the Perc Tucker Portrait Prize

Teaching Experience

~ Taught Graphic Communication, NSW University~ Taught Art, 3-Arts Make-up School
~ Charles Sturt Uni., Summer School
~ Julian Ashton Art School


Mural for Hindley International Hotel, Adelaide

Painting series, Sanctuary Cove Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland

Portrait of Revered Clyde Paton, Principal of St Andrews College, Sydney Uni.

Portrait of Professor George Smith, Professor of Law, Columnbia Uni. Washington DC

Portrait of John Laws

Portrait of Anna Waldman, Arts Council

Portrait of Lee-Lin Chin, SBS Newsreader

Portrait of Mr and Mrs Harper, Allen & Hemsley

Portrait of Teresa Haremza, internationally rewnowned signer/actor

Portrait of Professor Salsbury, Sydney Uni.

Portrait of Professor Druttman, first female judge in Israel

Portrait of Gosia Dobrowoslka, international renowned actor

Portrait of Shirley Sinclair, wife of the NSW Governor

Paintings for Sebel Town House, Mirvac

Portrait of R. Penprase, Civic Theater Townsville

Portrait of Sir Anthony Mason, Chancellor University NSW



1994 Dante Alighieri Society, Lecture
1994 Awarded Italo-Australian Achievement Award
1994 Inaugrural Archibald Prize Lunch, Inter Continental
1994 Portrait Auction, Shepherd Centre
2002 NSW Art Gallery Pub N Art Tour
2013 Art Atelier, Brisbane Workshop
2013 Subject of photograph by Alec Dawson
2014 Art Atelier, Brisbane Workshop
2015 Press release in the Australian, Tuesday August 25th
2015 Press release in the Australian, Thursday September 3rd
2015 Paintings selected for the 2015 series of Rake


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