I traveled to Japan in 2008, as mezzotint is a popular technique there, and met with a number of Japanese printmakers who specialize in the process. Later that year, I graduated from Adelaide Centre for the Arts as a printmaking major.
In 2009 I wanted to expand my printmaking knowledge and I spent six weeks at Anchor Graphics printmaking studio in Chicago made possible by the Helpmann Academy and Arts SA. Most of my time there was spent processing and printing lithographs, both my own and other artist’s. I also visited a diverse range of print studios in Chicago and New York.
Also in 2009, I won the Hill Smith/Friends of the Helpmann Academy prize, that would enabled me to spend three weeks working in a private studio in Barcelona. In addition, 2009 saw the beginning of a collaborative artist book with Graeme Peebles and Gregory Harrison as we are some of the few mezzotinters in Australia. The book was shown as part of Graeme’s solo show at Australian Galleries in Melbourne in 2010, it was then shown as part of our group show at The Art Vault in Mildura and exhibited at Tweed River Regional Gallery.
In 2011, I had a solo show at Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide as part of SALA. The work for the show was based around my travels and experiences over the last few years.
Early 2012 my work was once again on display at The Art Vault. This time for a solos show in conjunction with a residency where I delved back into lithography.