“Things are produced around us, but no one knows the whence. They issue forth, but no one sees the portal.” Chuang-tzu

My artistic practice is deeply inspired by the natural world, this is explored through a cross-disciplinary practice of drawing, sculpture and installation.

Originally from the UK I now live and work as an artist in Australia. Since moving to this ancient land I have become extremely drawn to the native seed pods of Australia, and they have become a central theme in my work. Not only do they house and protect the multitude of new life, they become totemic symbols of nature’s continuous renewal and growth. Our natural world is an endless flow of life coming into form, moving through form and leaving form.

Moving beyond traditional and scientific botanical studies my work transcends the everyday/mundane natural objects that we find scattering the land, and re-awakens a fascination with our natural world. When we become aware and mindful of our environment we see that what has always seemed so natural reveals how wondrously supernatural it really is. My practice invites the viewer to engage in a deeper appreciation of these natural forms, and to see that they incorporate the same intrinsic laws that govern all life in the Universe.

Through a process of magnification, abstraction and alteration of the native pods, I am inviting the viewer to engage in a deeper contemplation of these organic forms and see the hidden fractal order present within all life. Both my sculptural and two-dimensional practice are investigations into the timeless and formless intelligence within nature, the ghost in the machine. No matter what is removed there will always be another layer of complexity waiting to be revealed.




1986   Cotswolds, UK


2005-08   BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture Cardiff School of Art & Design, UK

2004-05   Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Stroud College, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2019    Meteorites from Earth, FortyFiveDownstairs, Melbourne, Australia

2019    Below the Surface, Yering Station Gallery, Yarra Valley, Australia

2017    Works in progress, OTR Gallery, Grampians, Australia

2017   Nothing Lost, West End Art Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017   Pathways, St.Michael's Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017   Musings of a Journey Man, Yering Station Gallery, Australia

2017   Form-Formless, Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2016   Trinity, Stroud house Gallery, UK 


2019    Arts Trail 2019, Geelong, Australia

2019   The Other Art Fair 2019, Sydney, Australia

2019    Botanical, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2019    Finalist - Perry Drawing Prize 2019, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2019   Toorak Sculpture exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

2019   Adaptation, Gasworks Art show, Australia

2018    Finalist - Sculpture Award 2018, Yering Station/Yarra Valley, Australia

2018   Albert Park Art Show 2018, Australia

2018   Inhabitants, Gasworks Art show, Australia

2018 Finalist - Paul Guest Drawing prize 2018, Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia

2018   The Other Art Fair 2018, Melbourne, Australia

2018    Untitled, Traffic Jam Gallery, NSW, Australia

2018    Finalist - Scenic World Sculpture Award 2018, NSW, Australia

2018 Finalist - Bonanza 2018, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Australia

2017    Sculpture Award 2017, Yering Station/Yarra Valley, Australia

2017    Finalist - Sculpture Award 2017, Yering Station/Yarra Valley, Australia

2017   Behind the Scenes, Gasworks art park Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017 Finalist - Bonanza 2017, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Australia

2017   The Other Art Fair 2017, Melbourne, Australia

2016   Finalist - Australia Wild, Sherbrooke Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2016   Albert Park Art Show 2016, Australia

2016   The Sacred, Aberglasney House Gallery, Wales


2019    Winner of the ‘Traders Prize’ Award, Toorak Sculpture exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

2018    Winner of the Judges Prize Award, From Nature, Gasworks Art Park, Melbourne, Australia

2018    Winner of the Acquisition Award ‘Best in Show’, APC Art Show, Melbourne, Australia

2018    Highly Commended Award, Scenic World Sculpture Exhibition, Blue Mountains, Australia

2017    Winner of Contemporary Sculptor's Association Award, Bonanza, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Australia

2016   Highly Commended Traditional Botanical, Australia wild, Sherbrooke Gallery, Australia

Artist Residency

2017   ‘Off the Rails’ artist in residence (three weeks), Dunkeld, Australia


2008-14   Production Manager and collaborating artist at Tom Price Studios, UK


2019    Artist interview on Joy Radio (August 2019), Australia

2019    Artist interview on J-Radio (August 2019), Australia

2019    Art/Edit Magazine, Artist feature (March/May issue), Australia

2019    Artist interview on Yarra Valley Radio (January 2019), Australia

2018    ‘From the Curator’ Victoria Kennedy, Saatchi Art (August 2018), Australia

2018    Sydney Arts Guide (March 2018), Australia

2017    ABC South West Radio, Interview with Emily Bissland

2017    ArtsHub online Article

2016   Art Reveal Magazine, UK

2016   Sacred Art, BBC online, UK