Early 2020, Wilmington Island, Georgia. My wife Robyn has a teaching position at SCAD, I joined her and managed some solid work before heading back to Australia to exhibit there in March. The world shutdown caught me out once I was back in Australia.

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This is my freshly painted, empty studio in Roswell. I had just arrived from Australia with my wife Robyn. I love the anticipation of starting a new body of work in a completely clean studio. I have worked in this particular studio many times over the years since 1987. Roswell has an amazing Artist-in-Residence Program…

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Maslin-Beach-Studio-South-Australia-Australia-2017

Maslin Beach is on South Australia’s beautiful coast. I moved there in 2016 with Robyn. We had a 60s beach house. I made a terrific studio from a dark room beneath the house. We spent only two years there because the US offered some opportunities but we will return before long. I produced many of…

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This photo was taken at my exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The paintings were all huge, hence the exhibition title. I have exhibited in KL several times. My first show there was in 2006. I was invited to exhibit by the gallery director, Wei Ling, who knew me when I taught at The Charles Sturt University…

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This is a garage, converted into a studio. My (my daughter’s) dog, Jerry is keeping me company. Royston Park is an Adelaide suburb. I was born in Royston Park and I came back in 2012 during a disrupted time in my life. At this time I was working on paintings for a big group exhibition…

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St Georges is nice Adelaide suburb near the Burnside Village. I had rented a large house with a studio in the back yard, after moving to Adelaide from Hobart. It was a big move and proved to be very disruptive as my marriage to my wife, Jane, fell apart that year. From then, until 2016,…

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Hobart provided stability for me. I had 8 years in one place and my studio in West Hobart was a wonderful, productive place. I moved there in 2002 with my wife, Jane and daughter, Lily. In 2010 we decided to move to Adelaide.

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After a third stint in Sydney in 1992, I found a large space to live and work on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Two army buildings were pushed together creating lots of space. I lived in Mornington for a couple of years.

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I moved from Sydney back to Melbourne and heard about an old school that had been converted into an artist’s residence. I think it was on Elm Street. It was just off the new highway. For cheap rent, I got a small apartment and an old wooden school room for my studio. There were about…

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I lived in Sydney three times over the years, firstly in 1975. In 1989 I lived in Surrey Hills, then had an offer to mind a friend’s beach house for three months. The small house was in Palm Beach, at the end of Sydney’s northern beaches. It was a fantastic spot. I am always inspired…

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Besozzo is in the northern part of Italy. It is 90 minutes by train from Milan. I had a three-month residency there from late November 1986 to February 1987. I lived in an old gate keeper’s house. It was a freezing winter. I had an old pot belly stove to keep warm and was low…

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This is one of my early attempts at oil painting. Once I discovered art at the age of 12 or 13, I was hooked. I painted most weekends. This painting is of The Rolling Stones, my favourite band at the time. I’m standing at the top of the driveway of our house on Sixth Avenue,…

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