I was born in Melbourne, Australia and at the age of 10 moved with my family to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. My art is deeply influenced by this event, by the colors of the tropics, and growing up as a white kid in Melanesian culture.
I have lived in PNG, Australia, Asia, Europe, and the UK.
At university I studied Anthropology and Art History and later undertook postgraduate study in painting. Apart from the visual arts I am interested in theatre and performing, film, video, radio, and writing. I am also a coach and trainer in intercultural communication and creativity. Often at the beginning of a project I watch old black and white documentaries on YouTube to get a certain feeling and to find images and ideas. With subject matter, color, and composition I take an intuitive approach, stay in the moment and try not to overthink the process or outcome.