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About

My practice is predominantly in paint; telling stories about love, human connection and emotion. The goal in my work is to capture a mundane or brief moment that triggers a memory and a personal connection with the viewer. I navigate my own ever-changing emotional landscape; inspired by my imagination, self-doubt, love and light. I enjoy creating detail and soul in my brushstrokes, with uses of layers, colour and textures in interactive acrylics, which have the qualities of watercolors, or oils depending on my mood.In 2009 as a mother of four beautiful daughters, karma gave me a mighty slap in the form of cataracts. The shocking reality of two eye surgeries in my early thirties was enough to make me re-value and re-ignite a natural talent that had lain dormant for almost a decade. That, teamed with the desire to be a strong feminine role model for my children was the encouragement I needed to return to my pencils and brushes. I've been exhibiting, and self-representing since 2009. My art is held in private collections across Australia, and in the Banana Shire Regional Gallery public collection.

Education

Self Taught

Exhibitions

Collab Exhibition 'Collection Intervention' Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery 2018
Solo Exhibition 'Draft' Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery 2017
Finalist – The Bayton Award 2017 – Rockhampton Art Gallery
Caravan of Curiosities - Gympie Regional Gallery August 2016
Solo Exhibition ‘Playtime’ Banana Shire Regional Gallery 2017
Acquisition by the Banana Shire Regional Gallery April 2017 for Public Collection
Caravan of Curiosities - Gladstone Regional Gallery 2017
Caravan of Curiosities – Biloela Regional Gallery August 2016
Caravan of Curiosities - Travelling Art Exhibition - Yeppoon February 2016
Solo Exhibition in store at Holly & Hudson Rockhampton Sept‚ Oct‚ Nov 2015
Donated work to the Aspect (Australian Autism & Spectrum) August 2015
Solo Exhibition 'Birds of a Feather' August 2015
Mill Gallery June Exhibition 2015
CQ University Exhibition 2014
Representation at My Sisters House Retail 2014
Cooee - Artists of SE Queensland 2013
Mill Gallery Christmas Exhibition 2011
Lovers & Daydreamers Solo Show 2010
Mill Gallery Christmas Exhibition 2010

Press

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, most recently 'Collection Intervention' with the Rockhampton Art Gallery 2018
Inside Out magazine from November 2015.
Australian Country Magazine‚ August & September 2013.

Influences

The delicious watercolours of Cherry Hood
The debonair of Margaret Olley
The meticulous skill of Michael Zavros
The boldness of Ben Quilty

91cm (W) x 121cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,800
61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$900
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Mixed Media
$680
76cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,200
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$570
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$570
76cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,330
102cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,000
76cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$800
122.1cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,000