My background education is in Graphic Design and Fine art in Melbourne. My arts studio is based in the Dandenong Ranges. I am a participating artist in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios since 2012.
The uniqueness of Australian landscape, flora and fauna is my artistic inspiration. I study this through genres of still-life and botanical works as well as bird studies and of course landscapes.
I love the challenge of expressing on canvas or paper things that inspire me, foliage, seeds, textures, different light or seasons. I explore the emotional resonance of colours and the expressive qualities of mark-making to create the mood of a painting. I enjoy plein air field work because it is quick and fluid, allowing only the essence of the place to come through. My studio process involves balancing aesthetic qualities such as composition, colour and light with spontaneity of mark and the movement of paint, allowing and guiding the work to emerge in its own form.
Visit my gallery www.jcdcart.com | i have a pop studio gallery in Sassfrass.
1997 Artisans Gallery, Byron Bay - RAW Seasons of Women - Works on paper.
1998 Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay NSW - RAW Works on paper.
1999 Chicago Womens Gallery, USA Touring Exhibition -Chincogan’ landscape on paper
2011 Hogan Gallery, Collingwood - ‘Femme+ forme’ - Shistas - guoache on paper
2012 Finders Keepers, Emerald - ‘Wildwoods’ - Solo show - landscapes on canvas
2012 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey - Open Studios Group show -‘Curves n corners’ works on canvas
2013 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey - Open Studios Group show - ‘Tension’ works on canvas
2014 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey - Open Studios Group show - ‘Balance’ works on canvas
2014 End of the Line, Belgrave - Laneway ‘Collective conscious’ Group show - Stencil art on board
2014 Arvys Gallery, Olinda - 30x30 Group show - works on canvas.
2015 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey - Open Studios Group show ‘Tensity of Change’ works on canvas
2015 Brunswick Street Gallery - 40x40 Group show - works on canvas
2016 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey - Open Studios Group show - ‘Micro macro’ works on canvas
2016 Sherbrooke Art Society - Australia Wild Show - Mixed media on paper
2017 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery - Upwey VIC - Open Studios Group show -’Duality’ works on canvas
2017 Arvys Gallery, Olinda - ‘Red’ Group show - ‘Red Landscape’ paint on canvas
2017 Warburton Arts Centre - ‘Things We Covet’, Still Life - Duo Exhibition - mixed works
2018 Tacit Gallery Collingwood - ‘Terrainium’ Landscapes - Duo Exhibition - mixed works
2018 Brunswick Street Gallery - Botanica Group show - Still life works on canvas
2018 Arvys Gallery, Olinda - ‘Unstill life’ Solo show - mixed media still life works
2019 RedEarth Gallery Mooroolbark - ‘Landshapes’ Solo show - Flinders Ranges Landscapes on canvas
2019 Red Gallery - Fitzroy - ‘Inland’ - Duo show- Flinders Ranges Landscapes on paper and canvas
2021 Selby Artspace - It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - Duo Exhibition - mixed media Landscapes
2021 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey - Open Studios Group show - ‘wabi-sabi’ - Local Landscape on canvas