Art


My interests and activities in art production have centered on my experience as a master printer in the printing trade. I had for a long time a fascination for print making. One of my first clients in my printing business was "Rex Irwin Galleries". I worked with Rex to produce his advertising material for the gallery's exhibitions. This also involved working alongside the artists, many who were fine art print makers themselves. I had the opportunity to see first hand a great number of fine art prints and was inspired by the work I saw. Amongst some of the artists represented were luminaries such as "David Hockney", "Randell Del Nin", "Sidney Nolan", "Andy Warhole" and "Lucien Fraud".

I later established a fine art print-making studio in the Northern Rivers region providing a service to artists for the production of original limited editions. The studio attracted prominent artists from all over Australia. The experience I gained in print making helped me secure a position at Lismore Regional Gallery as Gallery Technician where I studied as a conservitor in framing and art restoration. I also maintained the galleries art collection and the upkeep of the gallery itself. Other activities included the installation of exhibitions, event co-ordination, such as "The Spring Arts Ball", the creation and production of gallery literature and the establishment of the gallery's workshop and the design and construction of the gallery's controlled environment storage vault.