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This journey is ongoing and I look forward to each time I return to

Profile

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). I attend weekly plein air painting sessions with PAPOW (Plein Air Painters of Waverley). I regularly attend local life drawing groups in Petersham and StPeters. During Covid lockdown I have been taking zoom classes with Kasey Sealy (traditional landscape), Colley Whisson (impressionist painting) and Juliet Holmes a Court (expressionist painting).

Exhibitions and Awards

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, 39 Barwon Park Rd, StPeters, NSW.