Top R: The Lady and The Unicorn
Explore the Senses in Bronte
Above: Photo by Cora Bezemer
Bottom Ri: Soil is Vital Poster
I am particularly interested in capturing the movement, reflections and translucency of water and the quality of light. I work quickly and make pictures on location, near where I live at the eastern beaches of Sydney, on my way around Sydney Harbour and when I travel elsewhere. Many pictures are over a number of panels as they are made with what I can carry.
I have exhibited annually at Gallery East in Clovelly, Sydney since 2000; at the Historic Houses Trust Members’ Lounge, The Mint, Macquarie Street Sydney in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013; at the Historic Houses Association in Juniper Hall, Sydney in 2014 and at the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in 2015.
I exhibited in the North Head Project together with nine artists at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum in 2017. My Sydney Coastal exhibition was at the Weswal Gallery, Tamworth. The Manly Art Gallery and Museum is having my Waterways exhibition in 2020. These exhibitions depicted particular qualities of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney coastline.
In the 1980s some of my pictures were used as illustrations for various educational purposes, such as energy and soil conservation.
Until recently I was the Deputy Executive Director of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. The Harbour Trust is conserving and opening up to the public a number of former Defence sites around Sydney Harbour, such as Middle Head, Georges Heights and Chowder Bay in Mosman, Cockatoo Island, Woolwich Dock and the former Artilliery School at North Head.
I have also written and illustrated a book, “Warm House Cool House” – about sensible and attractive low energy house design to suit Australia’s climates, the revised edition was published by UNSW Press/Choice Books in 2012.
I lived in Nigeria 1977 - 1979 where I taught in Architecture at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. I presently teach a course Sustainable Architecture Practice at the University of Sydney.
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