Perhaps best remembered for his Archibald Prize-winning portrait of Australian screen actor David Wenham, this contemporary artist is also famous for his irreverent, controversial work. He was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Mosman Art Prize.
After training at Sydney's City Art Institute, he earned an M.F.A. in Art from the University of New South Wales.
For the 2000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize exhibition, he created an image of the prominent Australian comedian and television host Mikey Robins.
He was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Suffering from bipolar disorder, diabetes, and pancreatic problems, he passed away in his mid-forties.
He often incorporated into his artwork images of the famous 19th-century Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly (sometimes referred to as the "Australian Robin Hood").