I began my creative career in the visual arts. I graduated from York University (Toronto) and UNSW Art & Design (Sydney) with a BFA and an MArt respectively after which I pursued my art career exhibiting in some of the best galleries in Sydney. Disillusioned with the Sydney art scene I left on a year long journey around the world. However Ireland, my first stop captivated my heart and I dropped anchor and stayed for 11 years. That is where I found the courage to perform my songs before an audience… but that story is for the music page.
SELECTED ARTWORKS THROUGH THE YEARS
VIDEO – To me, video is painting in motion. Below are a couple examples of my video work.
East Austin Studio Tour – 2013
Hearts and Hands was a multi-media community art project as part of the group show at the Historic Victory Grill as part of EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR 2013. The project took place over two week-ends. My portable recording studio was set up on stage to capture stories from the gallery visitors. They are layer and mixed in with some old recordings of Richard Bowden’s some dating back 60 years. The video finishes off in the forest on a full moon night in front of the cave art like hands painting. This is a tip of the hat to our ancestors who told stories around a flame. Stories were the glue that held those communities together helping them to survive 1000s of years of unexpected occurrences. We owe our existence to their survival. That is who the “thank you” at the end of the video is for all those who participated in the project but as well, our innovative ancestors who survived against the odds.
The Texas Heritage Music Day celebrates another way of learning using stories and songs! Over 50 performers gather to share with students, teachers and the Hill Country community. Held on the Schreiner University campus the last Friday of September, the event is produced by the Texas Heritage Music Foundation.