About The artist
I grew up on farms throughout country NSW and now live and work in Sydney.
I paint mostly in acrylics and generally use a very simplistic illustrative style, making the emotions evoked through my artwork the focus. I am captivated by the simple beauty of the world around me, reflecting this in my art.
I began painting when a seemingly insignificant packet of water colours was given to me as a gift. I discovered a love for painting and have been doing it with a passion ever since. I am a self-trained artist immersing myself in study where ever possible, believing constant practice, experimentation, and failure are the best teachers, recognising that ‘mistakes’ have made for some of the most beautiful surprises. Studying interior design in recent years has also further fuelled my love for colour, line and balance.
It has long been my personal philosophy that art should create a place where a person can escape this chaotic world and experience something beautiful and inspiring - even if only for a moment.
I share my world with my husband Brett, two beautiful daughters Jordan and Millie, grandson Hunter, Mum Luda and two beautiful dogs Louie and Pumpkin, all constant inspirations.
"The job of art is to chase ugliness away." - Bono
School Education Inverell NSW
Tertiary Education UNSW 1992-1993
Certificate in Interior Design Thompson Education 2004
WORK EXPERIENCE AND EXHIBITIONS
2007 - 2017 Numerous private commissions
2016 Solo exhibition - the ARThouse, Narellan
2016 Series of works commissioned by Quirky Happy for a unique range of decorator cushions
2016 Co-wrote and illustrated the children's picture book ‘Harriet Bird’s Big Mystery, A Bobson Farm Adventure’
2014 Solo exhibition ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney
2013 Co-wrote and illustrated the children's picture book ‘Phineas Pig and the Mud Puddle, A Bobson Farm Adventure’
2004 - 2013 Finalist in the annual Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, for 10 consecutive years
2012 Winner Hurlstone Art Show
2012 Exhibited in the 'Traffic, Bumpadabumpa, and the 40 Zone' Exhibition, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay
2011 - 2012 Represented by Traffic Jam Galleries Neutral Bay, 19Karen Contemporary Artspace Gold Coast, the ARThouse Cafe and Restaurant Narellan, Artworks Gallery Bowral, and Cavalier Homes Macarthur
2011 Two solo exhibitions - the ARThouse, Narellan
2011 Group Exhibition - Campbelltown Arts Centre (all works sold)
2010 Group Exhibition - Campbelltown Arts Centre (all works sold)
2010 Group Exhibition - The eXchange Film and Art Festival - Sydney Entertainment Centre
2010 Group Exhibition - Compassion Australia’s Blue Easel ‘the Art of Survival - The Sydney International Cultural Centre
2009 Group Exhibition - Campbelltown Arts Centre (all works sold)
2009 Group Exhibition - Camden Art Show
2009 Group Exhibition - the ARThouse Narellan (all works sold)
2008 - 2009 Two solo exhibitions - Be Free Women’s Conference - silent auction raising funds for Mercy International aide work with HIV/AIDS orphans in Thailand
2008 Winner of the Labour Party Councillors Award - Fisher’s Ghost Art Award - Campbelltown Arts Centre
2007 Released a series of 16 greeting cards
1989 Highly Commended - North West Fashion and Design Awards Tamworth
The Daily Telegraph 12th September 2015
Inverell Times October 2015
Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser September 2015
Liverpool Leader May 2015
Liverpool City Champion May 2015