Born Forbes 1961 began painting 1978 professional since 1980 member of noted family of artists. First exhibition Turner Gallery Orange 1980.
Has won major prizes at Camberwell (1992 Gold medal) and Sydney Royal Easter (1992).
Book published on his paintings 1993 also three educational videos on his paintings.
His paintings have been won several times as major prizes on popular TV show "Sale of the Century" as well as "The Price is Right" Channel Nine.
Has held four solo exhibition in London and been represented at major art fairs in London such as 'Olympia' where a record price for a major canvas was established in 2002 of eighteen thousand pounds
His articles are regularly published in Australian Artist magazine as
Has studied and painted in many overseas countries including UK, France, Venice Italy, USA. And still makes regular painting trips around Australia.
Has been a regular lecturer at Charles Stun University Bathurst and regularly tutors art throughout Australia - as well as being asked to judge art shows.
"My work is a direct influence of the impressionist
style of painting with a direct hand eye co ordination in front of the
subject trying to capture the subtleties of mood light and atmosphere
trying to avoid any formulation and sentimentality and cliché giving
the viewer an individual visual experience every time."
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