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'Dead or Alive' - oil on canvas 122x122cm - $4.900

I am a Canberra based artist and have been painting since 1985.  
I am a self-taught artist specialising in drawings and oil paintings 
of portraits, landscape scenes, animals and flowers.
'Circular Quay' - oil on board 88x65cm - $3,200
The early Australian Impressionists, in particular 
Sir Arthur Streeton have inspired my work.  I have painted with the late 
Reginald Campbell, one of Australia’s greatest artists and ‘Master’ 
portrait painter and have been strongly influenced by his work.

'View of Eden' - oil on board 57x82cm - $950

'Sunset - Bateman's Bay' - oil on board 27x67cm - $450

Some of my achievements are:
Finalist in the 2019 Gallipoli Prize with a portrait titled ‘Mehmetcik Monument’;
Finalist in the 2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award with a portrait of Jeanne Townsend;
Finalist in the 2016 Moran Prize with a portrait of Hannah Townsend;
Finalist in the 2012 Archibald Prize – Salon Des Refuses Exhibition with a portrait of 
Louise Doyle (former Director of the National Portrait Gallery);
Finalist in the 2011 Moran Prize with a portrait of Rugby League champion Laurie Daley;
Other portraits I have painted include Professor Ian Frazer, Nick Farr-Jones, 
Professor Frank Bowden, Richard Wilkins, Canberra Catholic Archbishops, 
Police Commissioners and several other private portrait commissions.

'Old Quebec' - oil on board 47x57cm - $850