I have a Fine Arts Degree (major painting, minor printmaking) RMIT, Melbourne, Victoria.

As a female student in a predominantly male course I was encouraged by the lecturers and practising artists to focus on my personal experiences so that the work is a reflection of my world and not an imitation of others.

This advice has remained constant in my development as an artist. As a younger artist most of my artworks were of the nude, female form, often large and dynamic images that surged across canvasses combining Abstract Expressionism with a strong feminist message. So it was, this sense of freedom and 'message' that formed my painting 'style'.  

Now:

For the past 18 years we have lived at Bundanoon, Southern Highlands on 8 hectares of land adjoining the Morton National Park where we have created a parkland garden.  The Highlands skies and landscapes are a source of wonder providing stimulus for my artworks.  I attempt to synthesise the art elements to create a sensory response rather than an objective representation.  Many paintings are interestingly made up of small painterly abstractions that could  be developed as artworks in their own right.

The very large canvasses reflect where I am now, that is, to embrace the ever changing and fleeting moments of nature by exploring 'space', nuance and even vulnerability.  Hopefully, this visual language connects with the worlds of others at a conscious or unconscious level.

Qualifications:

 Bachelor of Fine Arts, RMIT, Melbourne (Major in Painting, Minor in Printmaking)

Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Canberra

Head Teacher, Creative Arts, Canberra College

Artist Resume:

Exhibitions:

1996               Solander Gallery, Canberra, Solo

1997               Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra, Solo

1999               Michael Comerford Gallery, Sydney

2002              Berrima District Gallery, Bowral

2006              Bell Gallery, Berrima

2007              The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, Solo

2008              The Nude In The Gallery, Bowral

2009              Recent Works Artdeli, Bowral

2011                Art Trail, Southern Highlands

2012               Art Trail, Southern High;ands

2014               Beauty and Loss, Exhibition with Reg Livermore  Bowral

2017               Where Are They Now? The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral

2017               Art Trail, Southern Highlands

Representations:

2011                Muswellbrook Art Prize, finalist

2011                Calleen Award, Cowra, finalist

2011                Blake Prize, finalist

2013               Canberra Centenary Scope Exhibition

2013               Calleen Award, Cowra, finalist

Commissions:  

                       Southern Highlands, Sydney, Canberra, Victoria, USA, London

Feature article Reach for the Skies, HIGHLIFE MAGAZINE Oct - Nov 2017

 
 
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