I was born on the Greek Island of Rhodes an ideal environment to nurture my precocious artistic talent. At the age of eight my family moved from our native land to settle in Perth where I continued my education. On leaving school I pursued a range of jobs however my artistic instincts and desire to achieve professional fulfilment in a related field was never far away.
In 1971 my curiosity enticed me to view the Rodin exhibition which inspired me and armed me with the courage to enrol in Perths College of Fine Art, while at the same time being only too aware that I had by then a young family to support. Equipped with additional knowledge and skills, instinct, passion, determination, a combination of trepidation and confidence I had many of the important assets - however unsure if I had the correct balance to pursue a professional art career successfully.
In the following years I progressed to eventually produce some spectacular sculptures working with clay, depicting some of my favourite subjects - exotic water birds which I had observed and being enthralled by in earlier years while travelling and working in the remote North West of Australia.
As time progressed I also worked with bronze and broadened my range of subjects to include simply elegant pieces such as ballerinas, gymnasts as well as functional items With my sculptures being such a success and much sought after I then to utilized my skills to expand my talents and maintain the fulfillment I had achieved so I intermittently turned to painting, producing landscapes of the North ...read more
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