Born Sydney, 1934. Painter in oil and watercolour. Commenced work in advertising in 1949, graphic design, illustration, art director. Studied part time at National Art School, 1951–54. Painting and study tours to Central Australia, 1966, 68, 83, 84, 88; to Tasmania in 1988, 1990; France, Italy, 1989; Britain and France 1994; Canada 1998.
Member of the Royal Art Society of NSW since 1969, elected to Fellow 1983. Two terms as RAS Vice-President 1984–86 and 1989–91. President RAS 1992–96. Elected member AWI, 1988.
Has been an exhibitor for many years with all group shows with RAS. Also with RAS, solo exhibition, 1981; two artist exhibition, 1993; three artist exhibition, 1994.
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Awards & Achievements
Invited as one of eight artists ‘Celebrated Artists Exhibition’, Blue Mountains, 1991. AWI group exhibitions to Canada and Mexico.
Commissioned to paint ‘Australia lll, Defence of America’s Cup’ 1983; commissioned to paint ‘HMS Sirius’, for Bicentenary, 1988. Won the ‘Will Ashton’ RAS Medal 1989; Watercolour Prize, Blackheath, 1991; commended Doug Moran Portrait Prize, 1988, Finalist in Doug Moran Portrait Prize, 1992.
Invited to judge competitions in Sydney and country areas of NSW.Tutor at workshops and painting demonstrations to many NSW art societies. Teacher of oil and watercolour, RAS, NSW. Appointed Director of the Art School in 1996.