I was born in Hawker and lived there for thirteen years, before moving throughout South Australia with my family, as my father worked on road construction gangs with the Highways Dept.
So my schooling years took me to different schools, including Gawler High, Murray Bridge High, Coomandook and Leigh Creek area schools, just to name a few.
My fascination for wanting to paint the Flinders started at the age of nine with water colours. I then progressed to oils soon after.
Being self-taught I was inspired by Sir Hans Heysen and Albert Namatjira.
Having worked most of my working life in the Flinders Ranges, twenty years in the mining industry and working for fencing contractors, I got to see a lot of remote areas of the Ranges.
Being very passionate about landscape painting and landscape photography, I decided in 2011 to get back into painting more, trying to capture the rugged beauty in all of its regions.