About

I grew up in the North East of England, just north of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on a large property surrounded by my first love, animals, and horses especially.
We emigrated to Australia in 1981, just before I turned seventeen, to start a new life and adventure!
Life got busy with college, work, then marriage and children. We moved to my husband’s home town of Mackay and bought acreage in Greenmount to give our girls a lovely rural upbringing with lots of animals and yes, horses.
In 2009 I decided to rekindle my passion for art as our girls were now older and getting on with their own lives and it seemed perfect timing.
I studied at Mackay TAFE for a couple of years part time and loved it, being around like minded people and sharing ideas and techniques it was a great time in my life .I reached certificate IV in Visual Arts and I now attend workshops held by accomplished artists throughout each year so I can continue to learn new and exciting ways of being creative.

I love to paint animals; I try to capture their beautiful spirit and energy within the image. I am fascinated by the bond between people and animals and I try to portray this unique connection between the two.
I work in many different mediums – pencil, pastel, acrylic, inks, oils and mixed media.
I find art very rewarding, it is challenging and can be very frustrating at times but the more I do the more inspired I become.
The possibilities are endless with art!

Education

Study
2009-2010 - At Mackay Tafe, gained Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Workshops attended
2010-2012
Leonie Woods - life drawing
Keith Dewell - drawing
Rosemary Payne - watercolour
Jenni Kelly - acrylics
Maxine Thompson - animals in pastels

2013
Lynnie Hutchins - experimenting with inks
Maxine Thompson - portraiture in pastels
Life Drawing - once a week at Paxton's building, Mackay

2014
Di Skelly Heron - acrylic , inner muse
Bill Hancock - creating dimension
Susan Riley Gee - acrylic and ink
Elvena Bycroft - exploring pastels
Joyce Bichel - beginners oils
John Wilson - landscape oils
Kelly Borsheim - sight size technique
2015
Rosemary Payne - mixed media

Exhibitions
2010 - 2015 Sarina Art extravaganza
2010 - 2015 Art on Show, Mackay
2010 - 2015 Artist & Art, Mackay Art Society
2015 Paxton Portraiture

Exhibitions

Exhibitions
2010 - 2015 Sarina Art extravaganza
2010 - 2015 Art on Show, Mackay
2010 - 2015 Artist & Art, Mackay Art Society
2015 Paxton Portraiture

Solo Exhibitions
2010 ‘Wildlife’ 1st Sept-3rd Oct , Botanic Gardens, Mackay
2014 ‘A Few of My Favourite Things' 16th July -10th Aug ,Botanic Gardens, Mackay

61cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,200
76cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,500
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Mixed Media
$780
76cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,250
41cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Mixed Media
$930
41cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Mixed Media
$930
41cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Mixed Media
$930
51cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$740
91cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$920
41cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$660
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