For as long as I can remember, I have always felt the need to create, and as a young teenager I started out with oils and teaching myself with how to paint books. I have been influenced by the old traditional masters striving for realism with a twist of vibrant colour and depth. Today I work mainly in acrylics, using a wide variety of painting mediums and techniques. Each piece is individually created with great care, paying careful attention to fine detail and creating depth with light and shadow.
I find beauty in every corner of the world and also in everyday life and especially in nature. If I can create a painting that sparks a memory or emotion, or even of a place you have once been or would like to go, or if it gives you tranquillity or peace, then my goal has been achieved.
Over the years I have painted purely for my own satisfaction and kept it privately to myself. In 2002 I decided to enter a section of the royal Melbourne show, my piece won 1st prize and I didn’t feel the need to enter in anything again. I have always painted private commissions for customers by word of mouth, and it is only in the last 12 months that I have decided to show my work both online and via display at Sherbrooke gallery. A very traumatic time in my life followed by a life threatening illness prompted me to make dramatic changes and re-evaluate my path in life. So now here I am, following my passion and sharing it with you.
“To be an artist is to believe in life”


Year 12
Certificate Office Administration


Works displayed at Sherbrooke Art Gallery


I am very lucky to have lived most of my life in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, my surroundings and encounters in everyday life inspire me the most

45cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
25.5cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
61cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
51cm (W) x 41cm (H)
Acrylic Paint