Artist’s statement & CV

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Came to Australia in 1974 and has lived in Melbourne ever since. I’m a keen observer, and am well equipped to capture the idiosyncrasies of life and its players.

My inspirations and ideas are drawn from everyday life, events, feelings and those special moments in life which come close to fantasy. My work is part abstract - part figurative, and part impressionistic. Flights of fancy, with a touch of humour, could well be the title of many of my paintings.

In my figurative works my particular skill is capturing the expression of people’s body language, with which I can depict expressions of mood and feeling through form, without relying on the detail in faces. My latest abstract works are painted after a recent trip to Tasmania. I use intense colours and strong shapes.

I always seek communication with the onlooker, even if it is criticism, it is very important that they react to my work. Why do I paint?: Is it a passion? Is it a hobby? Is it a money spinner?? No - it is my life!!!!


Solo Exhibitions:

2005-2011: Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington, Own Gallery Seaford / Frankston

2004: Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington; Own Gallery, Seaford

2003: Own Gallery, Seaford; Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington; Without Pier Gallery, Sandringham

2002: Oak Hill Gallery; Own Gallery

2001: Without Pier Gallery; Art Shed Gallery, Red Hill; Theatreworks, St. Kilda; CAS Space Collins St. Melbourne; The Danish Club, Melbourne

2000: Without Pier Gallery; CAS Space Collins St.; Melbourne; Roar Studios, Fitzroy; Manyung Gallery, Mt.Eliza; Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin; Big Mouth Restaurant, St. Kilda; A Lange Gallery, Brighton; Custom Wharf Gallery, Williamstown; Swedish Church, Toorak; CAS Space Collins St. Melbourne.

1999: Big Mouth Restaurant, St.Kilda; CAS Space, Collins St. Melbourne; Carringbush Library, Richmond; Images Gallery, Richmond; Leanne’s Cafe, Sorrento

1998: Haven Gallery, Williamstown; Daring Gallery, Richmond; Suits Restaurant, Melbourne; Esplanade Gallery, Brighton; The Lounge, Swanston Walk, Melbourne


Group Exhibitions:

2011: Glen Eira City Council Gallery (Contemporary Art Society of Vic.)

2010: Gallery 314, Richmond; Steps Gallery, Melbourne; Art At Burnley Harbour; Toorak Library, Toorak

2009: Steps Gallery, Melbourne; Gallery 314, Richmond; Art At Burnley Harbour; Eckersley Art Space, Melbourne

2008: Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne; Steps Gallery, Melbourne; Eckersley Art Space, Melbourne; Art at Burnley Harbour

2007: Steps Gallery, Melbourne; Eckersley Art Space, Melbourne; Art at Burnley Harbour, Melbourne

2006: Steps Gallery, Carlton; Eckersley Art Space, Melbourne; Art at Burnley Harbour, Richmond; Rotary Club of Kyneton

2005: Steps Gallery; Affordable Art Show, Exhibition Buildings, Carlton; Eckersley Art Space, Melbourne; Art at Burnley Harbour; Linden Postcard Show, St. Kilda; Without Pier Gallery, Sandringham.

2004: Oak Hill Gallery, Mornington; Eckersley Art Space; Steps Gallery; Art at Burnley Harbour; Clifton Creative Arts Centre, Richmond; Without Pier Gallery; Linden Postcard Show, St. Kilda.

2003: Eckersley Art Space; Clifton Creative Arts Centre, Richmond; Gallery 1, Mornington.

2002: Eckersley Art Space; Steps Gallery, Carlton; Without Pier Gallery.

2001: Eckersley Art Space; Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin; Fast Frame, Bentleigh; CAS Space Collins St. Melbourne; Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong; Linden Postcard Show, St. Kllda; Artistcare Gallery, Melbourne; Meatmarket, North Melbourne.

2000: Kick Arts Gallery, Cairns; Parramatta Riverside, Sydney; Gippsland Regional Gallery, Sale; Flinders University, Adelaide; Old Bakery Gallery, Perth; Steps Gallery, Carlton; Linden Postcard Show, St. Kllda; Walker Street. Gallery, Dandenong; Seymour Art Centre, Sydney; Malthouse Theatre Melbourne.

1999: Includes Grafton Gallery, NSW; Carnegie Gallery, Hobart.


Memberships:
  • Member Contemporary Art Society of Vic. Inc.
  • Beaumaris Art Society
  • Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery
  • Frankston Arts Centre
  • Oak Hill Gallery Mornington

Offices:
  • Treasurer/Membership Secretary of The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.