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I have always found myself torn between two opposing forces, the pessimist who tends to dominate my personality and the optimist hidden beneath looking for a way to escape. I am essentially the shy, quiet artist often afraid of recognition and praise with a hidden desire to be the centre of attention. The anxiety created by this way of thinking has become the inspiration behind my art making.

My work revolves around this central idea of duality- what I am versus who I want to be. In my use of imagery and in my choice of materials the works I produce reflects the contradiction of my personality. Old versus new, beauty and decay, hard and soft, textured and smooth all appear in my art making. Like my personality this struggle is not one that is displayed for all to see but rather hidden behind a sense of the everyday. The images explored in my painting further reflect this contradiction. These are often images of beauty and simplicity that I am exposed to in my daily life. Water, a bird, a flower or a child at play have all been used in my art making. However like my personality, the simplicity on the surface hides an undercurrent of confusion.


“Bam Kapow” Swich Contemporary Art Space 2012

“Flight” Community Arts on Goondoon 2011

“Aisle 10” Monto Public Gallery 2008

“Aisle 10” Coolooa Shire Public Gallery 2007

“Aisle 10 “Gladstone Regional Art Gallery 2005

“When you’re Five” Tondoon Botanical Gardens Gallery 2002

“U Tsu Ku Shi” Tondoon Botanical Gardens Gallery 2001

“Getting to Here “Tondoon Botanical Gardens Gallery 2000


“Curiosities” Art and Soul Gallery Boonah 2012

“Water:  Universal Source of Life” Bondi Pavilion 2011

“Sea Dreams” Community Arts on Goondoon 2011

“Deck the Halls” Gladstone Regional Art Gallery 2010 and touring 2011

“Blooming” Lake Awonga Room Gallery Boyne Island 2008

“Castaway Art” Gladstone Regional Art Gallery 2008

“The Night of the Blue Dragon” Aqua Bar 2008

“St Stephens Art Exhibition” 2008

“Retrospect 2005” Gladstone Regional Art Gallery 2005

“Animal Tales” RSPCA Gala Exhibition 2003

“Gladstone Area Potters Group Exhibition 2002

“Island Sands Art Festival 2001

“Herron Island Artists Retreat Herron Island & Cedar Galleries 2001

“Queensland Arts Week Exhibition 2001

 “Industrially Inspired” Gladstone Regional Art gallery 2000

 “Island Sands Art Festival, Boyne Island 1999

 “Love and Lust “Exhibition, Cedar Galleries1998


 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, First Prize 3D Works 2007

 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, First Prize Easel Painting 2003           

 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, First Prize Easel Painting 200

 Emmaus Art Expose 4, Second Prize Open Section 2001

 Emmaus Art Expose 3, First Prize Open Section 2000

 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, First Prize Easel Painting 1999


How to plan and Manage an Arts Project 2012              

Gladstone Cultural Plan 2011                            

Rio Tinto Governance training 2011            

Adele Outridge Creative Art Books workshop 2011

Marguerite  De Fondaumiere  Residency 2011

Josh Cleary Stencil Art workshop 2011

Craig Walsh Digital Odyssey Public Art Forum 2010

Arts Yakka Qld Arts Council workshop and forum 2010

Sarah Larson Mixed Media Workshop 2003

Ellie Nielsen Etching Workshop 2001

Herron Island Artists Retreat 2001

Rod Bucholz Photographic Workshop 2001

Joe Furlonger Master class 2000

Images of Everyday, Exhibition Installation and workshop 2000

Flying Arts Workshop, “Art as a Profession” 2000

GST and the Arts Workshop 2000

Jennifer McDuff Printing Workshop 1999

Painting from your own life Ian Smith Master class 1997


Coordinator Boonah Community Arts Centre Development group 2012

Set Design and Construction “Omega” feature Film QUT 2012

Volunteer Art Teacher Mt Alford Primary School 2012

Volunteer Art Teacher Boonah Community Centre 2012

Curator “Mental Health Week” Art exhibition 2011

Flying Arts Developing a Community Arts Policy 2011

Registered “ Mark Paddick Art” as a business 2011

Curator “Sea Dreams Festival” Art exhibition 2011

Curator“Sea Peoples” Photographic exhibition. 2011

Committee member –Community Arts on Goondoon Gallery 2011

Volunteer Art teacher - Haven Drop In centre 2011

Attained Light Rigid bus license 2009

Art Director “Fame” Musical 2009

Facilitator Year of Creativity secondary teacher in-service 2009

Australia Day Cultural Award nominee 2006 and 2007

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery Celebrate Australia Art program 2006

RADF Workshop Monto Art Gallery 2006

Gladstone Entertainment Centre Public Art Work 2007

Library Square Public Art Program Art installation 2006

RADF Grant Application “Aisle 10” 2005

QSA Review Panel Accredited 2000-2008

Set Design “West Side Story” Musical 2004

Players Nightclub Mural 2002

Gladstone Toy World Mural 2002

Toolooa S.H.S, Certificate of Teaching Excellence 2000

Our Special Seniors Exhibition, Coordinator, 1999

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