University of Valencia, Spain, Masters Degree. Official Postgraduate Degree in Science and Conservation Cultural Property. (specialising in Easel Painting)
Attestato de Qualifica Professionale de la Regione Toscana. (Florence, Italy,) Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro, Florence, Italy Diploma in Restoration of Easel Paintings.
Drawing Classes at Lorenzo de Medici School, Florence.
Drawing, painting, photography and printmaking courses
Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education, Arts Degree.
2014 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Mosman
2014 The Pleasures Of Life, Anthea Polson Art, Qld.
2014 Group Exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Vic.
2013 Legacy Blackman Family Exhibition, Queen Street Gallery, Sydney 2013 Solo
Exhibition Crown Street Gallery, Sydney
2013 The Colour Red Christmas exhibition. Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2012 Solo Exhibition Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide
2012 The Artist Revealed Christmas Self Portrait Exhibition, Anthea Polson Art, Qld 2011 Entrevins Bodega and Gallery, Valencia, Spain
2010 Cookshill Gallery Newcastle
2005 Ayuntamiento, Torrente, Spain
1998 Casa del Pueblo, Cataroja, Spain
1993 Casa de Cultura, Alaguas, Spain
1992 Anne Von Bertouch Gallery, Newcastle
1986 Galleria Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy
1984 The Glass Factory, Sydney
1983 Private Gallery, Melbourne
1981 Sunnybank Gallery, Brisbane
1975-82 Illustrator for the Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Quadrant and The Woman’s Day.
1977-2014 Fine Art Conservation Studio
Datsun Tran "Maslow's Flowers" @ HARVEY GALLERIES, 23 November - 2 December, 2018
Adaptation, conflict and cooperation are themes I’ve explored through my work in recent years. Usually when I scratch the surface in a new area of interest, I find the same adeptness to adaptation that is in us, is often key to flourishing on this planet. And while the majority of my work draws from the natural world, I’ve never explored the floral side before.
In researching for this show, my appreciation for flowers grew as I quickly found that they are not just pretty things to have in the background, but rather at the forefront of adaptation. They have a level of power that I never recognised before, appealing to us in each stage of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
From the flowers of the Fertile Crescent, which fed and clothed us, to beautifying our nests, attracting a mate, or for respect, and even inspiring us in art. Flowers have inserted themselves into every aspect of our lives, thus insuring their survival.
So in this world where animals are increasingly put on endangered lists, flowers are a section of a chain that if broken, will cause chaos. And if the past is a guide for the future, the continuation of humans on this planet is going to be inextricably linked to the survival of flowers.
The philosophy is simple. We wish to share with the world our passion for art and the remarkable talents of our artists. We take pride in working with artists, patrons, collectors and colleagues who are kindred spirits.