I always sought new methods of painting, both technically and aesthetically. This may seem to have resulted in many different styles. Seen in retrospect though, there seems to be a fairly direct course (with a few byways) from the early pictures done directly from the subject to a greater interest in light and colour than to a design and form conscious type of painting.

Pursuit along these lines naturally led to greater interest in the language of visual art and less to the observed subject and eventually the bigger step of non-figurative painting. Virtually all paintings done since 1951 have not been evoked by any observed or imagined physical subject. They aim instead at the rhythmic and/or proportional use of tones, shapes and colours only, to give a satisfying and interesting result.

VIEW EDUCATION AND REPRESENTATION

EDUCATION

1935 – 1938 Swinburne Tech
1945 – 1946 George Bell School
1953 RMIT

REPRESENTED

National Gallery of Australia Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria
Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery
Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery

Gala Partitions, 1975, Oil on board, 35x62cm
Gala Partitions, 1975, Oil on board, 35x62cm
Exuberance, 1954, Oil on board, 119x88cm
Exuberance, 1954, Oil on board, 119x88cm
Untitled, 1957, Oil on board, 77x107cm
Untitled, 1957, Oil on board, 77x107cm
Festive, Oil on board, 1955,  120x89cm
Festive, Oil on board, 1955, 120x89cm
Oil pastel on paper, 1953, 19.5x22cm
Oil pastel on paper, 1953, 19.5x22cm
Above Complexity, Watercolour, 1970, 37x28cm
Above Complexity, Watercolour, 1970, 37x28cm
Theme at Convergence, Watercolour, 1966, 30x55cm
Theme at Convergence, Watercolour, 1966, 30x55cm