I have been exhibiting my art for over twenty years. After completing a Master of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong in 2004 I have been developing my practice full time. During my career I have been exhibited by a range of galleries.
My work has been shown and awarded in many group exhibitions including, Ancient landscapes Hanging Space January 2014, Joy and Whispers Beach Art September 2014, Fisher’s Ghost Drawing Prize (finalist) 2014, Transmissions IAVA November 2014, Every Which Way IAVA Group show Hanging Space December 2014 – January 2015, The Paddington Art Prize 2010 ( National finalist), The Sydney Royal, Art Equity Sydney, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Gymea, Broken Hill City Gallery, Southern Cross University SA, The Powerhouse Liverpool, ArtinPort Port Kembla, Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, Fisher’s Ghost prize Campbelltown, Australian Society of Miniature Art, University of Wollongong and The Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival, where I also coordinate the miniatures exhibition.
I have been commissioned to create paintings for private and public art spaces including Wollongong City Gallery Panels Project, The University of Wollongong, Phamacare at Warriwood, Ripe Interiors Surry Hills, Surfers Chalet Appartments and Lake Illawarra High School. I have designed and made sets for plays such as “Kabbarli” and “Political Fiction” and many school productions at Port Hacking High, Miranda.
My practice has evolved from a Diploma of Art Education, Alexander Mackie CAE and twenty five years experience teaching art and design.
I continue to develop my mixed media, abstracted works, and exhibit in solo and group shows regularly.
My paintings relate to the landscape in abstracted ways. The earth, it’s history and age are referred to and encompass notions of weathering and cycles. The images represent journeys and include memories of landscapes visited, and personal symbols of the experience. They are often about the local environment of the Illawarra region.
On my journeys I collect objects that can be included in my images. Cross cultural connections are often established though this process linking disparate items and symbols. This gives the artworks personal significance while also allowing the viewer to interpret them in an individual manner.