I started painting and drawing as a child with my grandfather Harold Boyd in Enmore.
I began my career as a geologist working in remote parts of Australia and the world, then ran a small business for 20 years in St Peters until I retired from full time work three years ago.
I had always envisaged that I would take up painting again when I retired. I began attending drawing and painting classes at the Royal Art Society of NSW and workshops at Julian Ashton Art School. I have attended watercolour workshops with John Haycraft and Chan Dissanayake, oil painting workshops with Sally Ryan (figurative), Tim Miller (landscape), John Perkins (landscape) and John Wilson (landscape), Kasey Sealy (landscape), Ben Winspear (landscape) and Colley Whisson (landscape). I attend weekly plein air painting sessions with PAPOW (Plein Air Painters of Waverley). I regularly attend life drawing groups.
Royal Art Society 2020 student art show. Presidents Award for my still life painting and highly commended for my portrait.
Four paintings in the 2021 CAS Art of Sydney Exhibition.
Four paintings in ‘Exhibitionists’ group exhibition in April 2021 at Sth Sth King St Gallery.
Finalist 2021 Greenway Art Prize.
Two paintings exhibited and sold at Brunswick Street Gallery in the 2022 Small Works Art Prize.
Painting of Lake Oberon in NSW Parliament House 2022 Art Reach exhibition.
Finalist 2022 Greenway Art Prize
Finalist 2022 Hunters Hill Art Prize
Wall Chandler Award for best oil painting at the 2022 StGeorge Art Society Annual Art Show
Two paintings in the 2022 Federation Art Prize
Ten paintings in the 2022 PAPOW Group Exhibition at Waverly Library