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I am from Oatley, a southern suburb of Sydney Australia.
In 2006 I opened a Gallery in Jannali N.S.W, and ran workshops.
In 2007 relocated to Wilmington N.C. U.S.A.
In 2010 I returned to Australia, and now live and work from my Studio at Gum Scrub on the Mid North Coast of N.S.W Australia.

I've always had a passion for painting but really only dabbled until joining a weekly traditional oil painting class in 1989. Purely by accident in 2002 I attended a workshop in Abstract Painting using Acrylic paint and Mixed Media. Since then I have worked primarily in Acrylic, investigating different techniques in this medium.
The visual splendour of the Mid North Coast, the history of Sydney, as well as many of the counties I have visited are motivation for much of my work.
I can be inspired by a shape or a colour, a personal experience or a story related by another, and enjoy the challenge of experimenting with new methods and mediums.
Recently I have fallen in love with printmaking, from creating the plate to the final print. I find this process to be both exciting and rewarding.

The fact that I am influenced by abstract, non-representational forms and arrangements of colour is intriguing. Often a painting will tell me what to do, taking me on a journey with an unknown destination. The process of creating being as important as the finished work. I enjoy translating topics and themes into visual language, applying this special way of seeing in an abstracted way or sometimes with a more contemporary feel.

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Education

I had no formal education in Art until getting a Diploma in Visual Arts in 2013. Over the past 30 years I have attended countless workshops ( to many to mention), and participated in many group and solo exhibitions in Australia and U.S.A, the most recent being in Bellingen on the Mid North Coast of N.S.W. My work hangs in private collections in Australia, South Africa, Canada, U.S.A. Singapore and the Netherlands.

Exhibitions

2016 ''A Touch of Reality'' Bellingen N.S.W (Solo)
2016 ''Masterpiece Gallery Port Macquarie (Group)
2016 HVFAA Christmas Exhibition Laurieton N.S.W Group (Commended)
2016 "In The Time of Trees'' MVRG, Gladstone N.S.W. Australia, with Yvonne Kiely
2016 “Northern Exposure 4”, Port Macquarie N.S.W. Australia (Finalist)
2016 '' Pathways to Abstraction'' Glasshouse Port Macquarie NSW (Group)
2015 "Masterpiece" Port Macquarie, NSW Australia (Group)
2014 "On the Edge" Glasshouse Port Macquarie NSW Australia (Group)
2014 "Northern Exposure 3" Glasshouse Port Macquarie NSW Australia (Finalist)
2014 “Masterpiece “ Port Macquarie, NSW Australia ( Group)
2013 “Small Works Exhibition’’ Brunswick Street Studio, Melbourne Victoria (Group)
2012 “Senzes in the Vineyards” Lake Cathie , NSW Australia (Duo)
2010 “Coming Home” Telegraph Point, NSW Australia (Solo)
2009 Soapbox--Artbox local artist exhibition Wilmington N.C. U.S.A. (Group)
2009 Three Views of the Sea Exhibition Wilmington N.C. U.S.A (Trio)
2009 Diverse Perspectives Exhibition---Wilmington N.C. U.S.A (Trio)
2008 Downtown Wilmington exhibition Wilmington NC U.S.A (Group)
2008 ''Painting America'' Bottega Art and Wine Gallery Wilmington N.C. U.S.A.
2008 Acme Art Studio's Spring Show Wilmington N.C. U.S.A.
2007 Acme Art Studio's Christmas Show Wilmington N.C. U.S.A.
2007 "Insight", Acme Art Studios, Wilmington N.C. U.S.A. with Michelle Connolly

Influences

Willem de Kooning
Lee Krasner
Idris Murphy
Fred Williams
Cesar Correggio

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