Which new trends or Australian artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
Chris Langlois and Joanna Logue are two Australian artists I really admire because of the style and scale of their work.
Which Australian deceased artist do you most admire and why?
I really admire William Robinson’s beautiful colour palettes and dramatic landscape compositions
Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms at the Seattle Art Museum, which presented spaces of infinite possibility and wonder. Her art brings you into another world.
Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
I get a lot of inspiration from exploring and hiking while on trips, but also from books and art exhibits.
Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?
I like to experiment with lots of different paint application techniques and create moodboards for collections before starting them to organize all of my ideas. Coffee is always a necessity before I attempt to make anything!
What do you like most about being an artist?
The freedom of creating my own schedule and being able to do what I love on a daily basis are major perks.
How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?
I like to go for a walk or listen to a podcast like “Talking with Painters or “Design Matters”
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Having a solo show for my series of storm paintings at a gallery I used to visit when I was young was a really significant achievement for me.
Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
I want to help people connect with their surrounding nature and inner emotions through art.
What are your plans for the coming year?
This year I will continue to build out the series of paintings I’m currently working on inspired by the Australian wilderness. I have an upcoming group show at Off the Kerb’s “Winter Days” show launching July 27th. I also plan to do a artist residency in Tasmania later in the year!