I am an Artist who produces paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture. I also work in other creative mediums such as the dramatic arts, music and writing.
While some of my work explores aesthetically both colour and form where I intend my art to make a lasting visual impact and be uplifting to the viewer, I am also interested in how I can relate my art to an understanding of the nature of reality. Thus art for me is also a way to express and illustrate ideas found in science, studies of consciousness and metaphysics.
While educated in the Fine Arts at university and college, I am largely self-taught. I am continually searching for the new and working hard to bring to the canvas what is yet to be seen.
My life and artwork are informed by my commitment to the daily practise of meditation. Meditation being the primary activity for my inner exploration has brought forth many vivid visions and ideas. Patterns and forms in nature as well as sacred geometry continue to inspire my art and nourish me creatively. Movements that have influenced my art include Abstract Expressionism, Op Art, Sacred Geometric art and the Colour Field movement.
For me, art is about freeing one’s consciousness from the constructs and limitations of the mind and bringing the artist and art viewer into contact with the sublime as defined as something that illuminates a higher level of consciousness . In this way, art has a very healing quality both for the artist and the viewer of artwork. When making art, I feel I am better taken into the present moment where creative flow comes naturally and one’s mind becomes a servant rather than a master. The viewer is also taken to this space when gazing into a work and being immersed by the energy of it, in the same way one may experience the beauty of a flower or nature.
“Great art brings one into the present moment, this moment being characterised by the quality of timeless truth, beauty and love.” – Leon Lester
I have exhibited in galleries, shows and competitions around Australia. Please visit the Awards and Exhibitions page for a comprehensive list of my achievements.
My artwork is also featured in this book, available for purchase here: http://www.artmegallery.com.au/pre-order-amazing-australian-artists-coffee-table-book.html
I am also a Singer and Musician who writes and produces original songs. My songs are available to listen to and purchase on iTunes.
My main interests include self-mastery, enlightenment, art, science, guitar and piano, yoga and Chi Kung, plants and animals. In this life my goal is to achieve a state of peace and union with all things.