Training Chris Canning 8 Weeks in 1978 with Chris Canning drawing and sketching still life in the studio and on location in the Dandenong Ranges
John Spink 1980’s Approximately 5years Oil painting of landscapes and seascapes
Alan Martin 1990’s Summer workshop at various locations During the 1990’s I developed own painting styles in my home studio
Kevin Boucher 2001 Joined Kevin's Art group. This has involved the use of acrylics and oils, further development of landscape/seascape painting and techniques for studio and location painting I am still a member of Kevin's very interesting art group today.
A member of Sherbrooke Art Society, Belgrave Victoria and was the joint winner of the 2012 Hans Heysen award in competition with my peers.
I have had classes and workshops with Michael in the studio and on location including Thornton, Monsalvat and Mordialloc Creek, they have been a valuable experience in my learning.
I am currently a member of Sherbrooke Art Society. This society runs monthly meetings involving a demonstration by different artists each month, they also run workshops and have an impressive gallery.
I have submitted and sold paintings at various art shows, including the herald sun outdoor art shows since the 1980’s. A number of my paintings have been on commission and some of these have gone overseas. I have recently specialized in seascapes and Melbourne streetscapes and have sold at Camberwell Rotary Art shows, Mt Waverly Art shows, Rotary Club of Mornington and various art shows including Seafarers. I have won a number of awards associated with art societies, in house competitions, Lilydale show and Warratina lavender farm.
My Artshow Awards
Artshow: Frankston Art Centre Open Exhibition Title: Peninsula Magic Award: 3rd Prize of the FAC Art Development Award Sponsor: Frankton City
Artshow: Lilydale Show 2013 Award: 1st Place Open Sponsor: Royal Agricultual Society of Lilydale