I have been painting, for 10 years and left a management role in the corporate world in 2008 to paint full-time. In December 2012, I completed my final year of a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), majoring in painting at ANU School of Art, Canberra ACT.
My oil paintings seek to capture the atmospheric excitement of the city and allow the viewer to experience the intrigue and excitement that I derive from the urban environment. I experiment with narrative through colour and the tactility of materials, representing night, artifical light, movement, reflections and wet diffused light that fracture the picture space. My paintings explore the intrique of ordinary people going about the business of ‘living their lives’ captured in an instant of time in the street and my observation of both the fleeting, ephemeral moments of city life in light and movement and also it’s solid permanence in structures and culture.
Since completeing my Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) I have participated in several group shows. The exhibition “We live here” at Alliance Francaise in Turner was won as part of the Emerging Artists Award Scheme in my final Honours year in 2012. Also in 2014 and 2016 I have had 2 successful solo exhibitions. I have also donated works to the CAPO Auction in the past 4 years.
Exhibitions2017 “10 Years of collecting at the ANU” Drill Hall Gallery Action, ACT.
2016 “Painting the Town by Night” 2nd Solo Exhibition M16 Gallery, Griffith ACT. Media Exposure: Ian Warden 22/06/17, 26/06/16, 10/07/15
2014 “Painting the Town” 1st Solo Exhibition M16 Gallery, Griffith. ACT.
2014 “M16 Drawing Prize” M16 Gallery, Griffith, ACT.
2013 “We live here” Emerging Artists Award Scheme Exhibition” Alliance Francaise in Turner ACT.
2013 “Gumbo” Foyer Gallery, ANU School of Art Canberra ACT.
2012 “Final year Graduate Student Exhibition” ANU School of Art Canberra ACT. “Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)”
2012 “Final year Graduate Student Exhibition” ANU School of Art Canberra ACT. “Bachelor of Visual Arts”
Education and Professional Experience
2012 Graduated from ANU School of Art Canberra ACT with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Majoring in Painting.