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About

Born and raised in Perth but also lived in Albany and Bunbury. Brisbane has now been my home for almost 30 years. Being a right brain creative I have always had the urge to draw‚ paint and create art and did so from an early age. My art teachers encouraged me to become an art teacher, but life went off in a different direction......as it does! Now I find myself lucky enough to be following my dream and painting on a full time basis from my studio in The Gap‚ Brisbane. .....My first solo exhibition, at the Percolator gallery, Paddington, was in October 2016....My artworks have been purchased at exhibitions‚ art prizes, privately commissioned and bluethumb.com.au. This year 2018 will be a busy year as I have 2 solo exhibitions planned. The first is in Glen Innes, NSW at the Gawura Gallery from April 17 - June 3 . I will be artist in residence for the first week of show and for the Celtic festival. My other solo for 2018 booked For October, Paddington, Qld

Education

1993 TAFE South West Collage‚ Art and Design (WA)
2000-2001 Ipswich Old Courthouse‚ Life drawing(QLD)
2004 TAFE Ipswich‚ Watercolour (QLD)
2011 Brisbane Institute of Art‚ Hebel sculpture(QLD)
2011 Brisbane Institute of Art‚ Marine Art (QLD)

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY
2018 Gawura Gallery, (NSW)

RECENT WORKSHOPS
2017 Merv Moriarty/Abramo Papp
2017 Kiat Sng
2017 Brett Lethbridge
2016 John Turton
2016 Tony Walker
2015 Donald James Waters OAM
2015 Tricia Reust

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Inner Discovery, Percolator Gallery, (QLD) 17-21 October
2018 Pods, Gawura Gallery (NSW) April 17- 3 June
2016 Beyond, Percolator Gallery (QLD)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Downlands Art Exhibition (QLD)
2018 Facets of Fairholme Art Show (QLD)
2018 Toowoomba Grammar Art Show (QLD)
2018 Marist College Ashgrove Art Show (QLD)
2016-2018 FINALIST Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular (QLD)
2014-2017 FINALIST Lethbridge 10 000 (QLD)
2018 ,2016, 2015 FINALIST Moreton Bay Art Awards (QLD)
2018 ,2017 Landscapes Seascapes and Streetscapes, Aspire Gallery (QLD)
2018 Brisbane Landmarks, Landscapes and Personalities, RQAS (QLD)
2012-2018, 2001, 2000, (2017) WINNER THEME CATEGORY Ipswich Art Awards (QLD)
2018 The Grammar art show, Toowoomba (QLD)
2018 (Inaugural) The Morris Art Prize, Carrara (QLD)
2018, 2017 Petite Pieces, Aspire Gallery (QLD)
2017 HIGHLY COMMENDED, Landscape Prize, Artworld Studio and Gallery (QLD)
2017 All About Colour, Aspire Gallery (AUS)
2012-2017 RNA Showgrounds, EKKA (AUS)
2012-2016 Brookfield Art Show, (QLD)
2017 Matthew Flinders fine art prize (AUS)
2017 Black and White, Aspire Gallery (AUS)
2017 RBWH Artspace (AUS)
2017 WINNER PEOPLES CHOICE , WEEK 2 Country to Coast, Percolator Gallery (AUS)
2017 RQAS, All Creatures (AUS)
2017 RQAS, Artists Choice (AUS)
2016 Corks and Canvas, exhibition and auction, Hilder road school
2016 Comforts of Home, Aspire Gallery, (AUS)
2016 , 2014 Belle Arti prize (AUS)
2016 Redlands Creative Alliance, group exhibition
2016 RQAS Members show, Morning, noon and night
2015 RQAS 125th Annual Members Show
2015 Milburn Art Prize Finalist (AUS)
2014 Cliftons Art Prize
2012 Galabia‚ Brisbane Institute of Art‚ (Aus)
2012 Enclosures‚ Brisbane Institute of Art (Aus)
2011 Art Exhibition‚ Hilder Road State School‚ QLD
1993 Goanna Gallery (W.A)
1993 South West College of TAFE (W.A)

Press

2018 Glen Innes Examiner
2017 Weekend Notes
2016 Westside News, Quest newspaper

COLLABORATIONS
Decorator Collective

Influences

Art has always been part of me and always will be. My art is from the heart and I basically just go with the flow, when I am in that creative zone. I love nature, colour, form and life .

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