I have been painting for over 20 years and have enjoyed many different mediums. From Watercolour to scratchboard, oil paint to pastel I have tried them all. I am particularly drawn to acrylic and oil as a medium . I also enjoy watercolour for smaller illustrations. After some early certificate level training after high school, I spent a year in West Africa teaching missionaries kids art and was inspired to further my studies. I gained a BA Arts (painting) and graduated in March 2005. I am a Christian and a Pastor's wife and love to teach art at our church to both adults and children.
For the last couple of years my focus has been on the theme of journey. Whether this is from our road trips across Australia or the idea of the transformation of person throughout their life, each theme appeals to me. You will find many of my works are centred around this idea.
My influences include the Australian Impressionists, especially Arthur Streeton and the work of Turner but I am particularly inspired by portrait artists including Evert Ploeg and Nora Heyson. I am strongly influenced by our road trip travels as a family across Australia and the theme of the road or pathway is recurring across my work.
My art journey continues as I explore portrait themes and the use of symbols found in nature alongside maps and the figure. I am particularly taken with seedpods and their symbol of life and renewal.