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I finished 2017 with a 2 month residency in India. India is totally over the top, a sensory overload but with that comes an overload of inspiration. What I have brought back is a renewed strength. I'm painting, block printing, embellishing and creating . I will never be able to exhaust the impact of the sights of India. It's like gaining membership to a library that has no end.
My aim in India was to find a way to combine my textile and visual practices. I'm doing that in spades and working into new skills as I go.

Education

2017 Residency in Odisha, India

2017 Ongoing tuition with Pablo Tapia - Australian Tonal Impressionist methods

2016 Textile Workshops as Artist at Tomago House Tutor

2014 Tonal Impressionism – Intensive workshop - Pablo Tapia - Max Meldrum method

2014 Diploma in Advanced Painting Hunter St TAFE

2012/13 Diploma of Fine Art/Visual Art Hunter St TAFE

2011 Life Drawing with Bruce Rowland Hunter St TAFE

2010 Mark Making and Mixed Media - Anne France Fulgence Sturt Winter School

2009 Large Scale Figurative Art - David Fairbairn Sturt Summer School

2008 Pastels - Veronica O’Leary Sturt Winter School

2004 to 2007 Developing art practice in Newcastle

I taught Mixed Media courses which were attended by up to 6 students and were for a 4 week period. Also held weekend workshops at my studio.

2004 Advanced Drawing Skills and Techniques Newcastle, TAFE Plus

2003/04 Drawing the Human Figure, Diploma of Fine Art Tamworth TAFE

2002 Practiced and exhibited in Tamworth, NSW

2001 to 1974 Career as a Designer primarily in advertising and marketing, exhibition and events and finally as the

partner and Creative Director of a rural publishing firm.

1980 Diploma of Art - Design

Exhibitions

October/November '17 Residency in Odisha, India

August ’17 Cstudios Art GalleryNewcastle solo

February ’17 Cstudios Art Gallery, Newcastle solo

May​ '16 Artist in Residence, Tomago House, National Trust

May June'16 VISTAS @ Tulloch Wines solo

Jan April '16 Artist in residence,@ Hanging Rock

Sept Oct '15 Beach & Bush, Tamworth Regional Art Gallery solo

2015 Foresight Gallery, "Buildings, Trees & Things" co-exhibit

Timeless Textiles solo

CStudios, Newcastle group

Weswal Galleries, Tamworth group

2014 Textiles and Prints - Timeless Textiles, Newcastle solo

"Coastal Journeys" HAN, Newcastle group

Cstudio Art Gallery, Newcastle group

Cstudio Opening Exhibition Newcastle group

Cstudio Gallery, Newcastle Ongoing

Christmas Exhibition, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth group

“Body of Work”, Cstudio Newcastle solo

“Master and Apprentice” Cooks Hill Gallery Co exhibited with Bruce Rowland Cstudio Opening Exhibition, Newcastle group

2012 Works on Paper, Front Room Gallery group

The Rabbit Show, Front Room Gallery group

Seascape and Beyond, Newcastle group

2011 Works on Paper, Front Room Gallery

Seascape and Beyond, Newcastle group

2010 No 13 Gallery, Lorn solo

Black Chandelier Opening Exhibition, Newcastle group

2009 Aquaessence Exhibition, NAS, Newcastle group of 3, curated the group and exhibited

No 13 Gallery, Lorn

Sturt Summer School, Mittagong

2008 Sturt Winter School, Mittagong

2002 to 2004 Weswal Gallery, Tamworth ongoing

Prizes and Awards

September '16 Meroogal Womens Art Prize 2016 finalist

2015 Contemporary Painting Prize “Inspired” Art Prize, HVGS winner

Press

2016 New England Home and Lifestyle Magazine
2016 ABC New England North West https://soundcloud.com/abcnsw/hanging-rock-vista-exhibition

Influences

including Max Meldrum and tonal impressionists‚ Valentin Serov‚ Antonio Dattilo Rubbo

68cm (W) x 48cm (H)
Print
$160
30cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Mixed Media
$110
22cm (W) x 22cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$120
32cm (W) x 32cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$160
42cm (W) x 59cm (H)
Drawings
$130
42cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Mixed Media
$100
65cm (W) x 95cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$400
65cm (W) x 95cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$400
160cm (W) x 140cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$630
24cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$130