Degree Name

Doctor of Creative Arts


School of Creative Arts


This documentation gives support to the work displayed in the two exhibitions of paintings and drawings, which form the basis of the submission for the Degree.

Included in the document is a photographic record of the works, with an analysis of each work, recording title, size, method of work, presentation and dynamic structure.

The painting projects for this submission were begun in 1986, with the first exhibition being held during June 1987 at The Verlie Just - TOWN GALLERY, 4th Floor Dunstan House, 236 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane 4000. Queensland.

This major presentation consisted of sixty four (64) works comprising:-

24 Large Oil Paintings

26 Small Oil Paintings

14 Oil pastel Drawings

The majority of these works had been conceived and worked in pairs, with the concerns of duality involved, e.g. complementary drawings "Expose" and "Conceal" p.p.72/77. Analytic control of elements, with emphasis on the use of selected signs, motifs and marks aimed at a clarity of structure in the works.

Energy was amplified by the use of detailed modulation of colour.

Concentration was on the establishment and maintenance of 'order', so that even the most complex surfaces show control, a sense of resolution, rest and unification.

The second major exhibition was held at the Queensland College of Art, Exhibition Hall, Foxton Street, Morningside Brisbane from 4 to 29 September 1989.

This presentation consisted of the following works which have been analysed and examined:-

Four Panels each 190 x 126 cm Oil Painting on Linen

Six Panels each 170 x114 cm " Canvas

Two Panels each 190 x 315 cm " Canvas

One Panel 188 x604 cm " Canvas

Four Drawings 129 x 260 cm Coloured charcoal on paper

The written submission is a detailed account of the physical, (technical & structural), symbolic, aesthetic, and ontological elements in the works from the two exhibitions.

It is an investigation of creative intention, and of process and evolution by analysis completed work. The analytic descriptions of m y work are m y attempts to rationalise the intuitive nature of that work. The result is a realisation of the intuitive and spiritual aspirations of an abstract artist, informed by cerebral, sensual and emotional relationships.