My graphic design background influences my style of rendering in the use of bold graphic images and colours. I use my design skills to interpret the content of photographs and simplify the images and colours to create my work.
I have experimented with various art processes and mark making techniques and been involved in and exposed to a variety of art practices over the past few years. So combining techniques I have used previously with these new experiences, my artwork has evolved. My current body of work still relies on bold colours and graphic images, but I have added the element of texture by using layering techniques and mixed media. I believe I have added depth and substance to my work.
I taught in my field of Graphic Design at tertiary level but now share my visual art journey as a private art tutor and workshop presenter. I am very involved with community art projects in the Bayside suburb of Wynnum and in the Redlands. I am currently secretary of Wynnum Manly Arts Council Inc. and President of The Old Schoolhouse Gallery Inc. in Cleveland.
I have been an exhibiting artist for over 16 years and have exhibited in a variety of Galleries in Brisbane, Mt Tamborine and Cairns. My work is held in private collections in London, Ireland, New York and all over Australia. There are two dimensions to my art practice: exhibiting artist and the business of jmac-art. Through my trade mark jmac-art, I design and hand produce quality designer merchandise using images from my original artwork. For more information please visit my website or you can find me on Facebook and Instagram