While painting the columns of the Goulburn civic building, the many encounters I had with enthusiastic locals caused me to have a revelation and the seed to help change the way art and creativity is experienced within my community was planted.
I wanted to bring art into the everyday lives of the broader community in an innovate and user friendly way that would be entertaining and fun and accessible to everyone.
Paint and sip classes seemed an obvious choice and so Van Gogh n Vino was born, my own encounter with the wonder of making bowls and cups with my own hands for my own use simply by playing with clay gave rise to Clay 4 Play. Portrait photography has always been an obsession and the mission to photography the locals of Goulburn brings the third component to pigment107.
Many times I had peered through the windows of a row of vacant shops on Auburn street, ideas flowing through my head and once again I found myself standing outside these shops, finally I had the perfect opportunity to bring something vibrant and exciting to one of these long abandoned shops.