I'm an Australian regional artsworker with a background in Commercial and Community Arts Practice, Contemporary Arts Administration, Diversional Therapy and Arts Education. Relocating to the New England Region in the late 1990s, I taught Arts, Media and History at TAFE Tamworth and established a community arts practice in the small town of Manilla, filling a void in photography and graphic design, with many community projects being completed over the following 2 decades. I worked as a freelance commercial artist throughout, whilst keeping up landscape and documentary photography, and traditional portrait & landscape painting.
As a volunteer, I researched history, designed and edited a local history website, produced museum display signage, visitor info items and provided graphic services to non-profit organisations. In 2015, after 15 years of community work, I called a halt to active volunteering to spend more time in the workshop. I haven't looked back.