I began painting in the late 1970's after moving to Swan Hill in regional Victoria and exhibited successfully at many local art shows. I won the best painting at the local art award in 1980 and was later invited to exhibit at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery. In 2005 I returned to Melbourne where I joined the Emerald Hill Art Group. I lived in Melbourne for 10 years before retiring to Castlemaine, Victoria. I have exhibited at many group shows with the Emerald Hill Art Group as well as several community art shows in Melbourne, Castlemaine, Trentham. Dayelsford and Harcourt. In 2015 I had a successful solo exhibition at Gasworks Art Park, Albert Park, Melbourne and in 2016 at the Phee Broadway Theatre Foyer in Castlemaine.I won the award for the best oil painting at the 2016 Trentham Art Show and Best in Show at the 2020 Harcourt Art Show. My passion has always been painting the landscape.I love the interplay of light and atmosphere and the marvellous effects they create in our environment. I paint with oils and in recent years I have painted using a limited palette and a palette knife in an alla prima style to creat contemporary impressionist landscapes.