About

I started painting in 1993, when my daughter started School.
At first I joined a Folk Art Class, painted onto wood, pebbles, glass and anything I could find and learned a lot of techniques. I then experienced with Canvas and went my own way. I love Australian Flora and Fauna and stopped there for a while and then I painted hundreds of Frangipani’s, Hibiscus and Beach and Ocean Scenes, which always took my mind back to Tahiti and to home.
We travelled twice a year to NZ to connect with Family and for our daughter to know their Grand Parents. Since I love NZ, as it reminds me of home, and I love the Maori Culture, my Art started to get influenced by NZ Scenes and Shells and Carvings, giving the viewer a glance into my unique style of creating.
I started to incorporate different Carving symbols and meaningful authentic historical images of the Maori People into my art and to paint collage Paintings to tell a story, and to be unique, which have captured the hearts of many for different reasons.
Although I have dipped into many different mediums and styles, I try to portrait lots of movement and variety in my strokes and personality in my work.
5 Years ago I did a weekend workshop creating with acrylic fluids and paints, stencils, experienced with Paper and texture and mixed media, followed by on-line classes to free up my style of art a bit, which gave my work a form of storytelling, with a dreamy quality, which sparks the viewers imagination to wander in and around the piece, giving it a truly magical energy.
My paintings are full of life, colour and a belonging of self.
I am a mostly self taught artist and for most of my life I have worked in Finance.
Now retired, I love the freedom and the inspiration to paint daily. Today, after 25 years of practicing the art of painting, I continue to draw abundance, harmony and light hearted work of art to inspire the young and old.

Education

High School
Commercial College - Accounting
Art Classes and Workshops since 1993 at Night and at Week Ends

Exhibitions

Blue Gum Art Show, Ourimbah

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40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Gesso, acrylic paint, acrylic ink
$290
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint and Acrylic Ink, Gesso and Varnish
$595
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Ink, acrylic Paints, Gesso and Varnish
$550
45cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Acrylic Ink, acrylic Paints, Gesso and varnish
$395
30.5cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
Acrylic Ink, acrylic Paints and Gesso
$180
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic Paints and acrylic Inks, Gesso, Varnish
$380
60cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic Paint and acrylic Inks, Varnish
$290
60cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic Paint and acrylic Inks, Varnish
$290
20cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Ink, acrylic Paint, Gesso, Texture Paste
$150
20cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Ink, acrylic Paint, Gesso, Texture Paste
$150
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