I am an established award winning Qld artist working from my studio at Noosa North Shore.
Life drawing has been the backbone of all my work and continues to breath life into all my paintings. I live close to Nature & interpret in my own language all I see & feel. My diverse genre reflects my love of figurative ,landscapes, and my travells in the Pacific Islands.and Europe.
I have won numerous awards for my art.including Sunshine Coast Drawing Award and Ian Fairweather Award.
I also received an award from (then )Governor Dame Quentyn Bryce as one of Queensland's Enterprising Women.
My paintings have been selected for Regional Gallery Awards and 4 times finalist in Tattersall's National Landscape Award.
My paintings are in 13 countries and across Australia in Corporate, Government and private collections .
My new book - AUSTRALIA Images and Inspiration - showcases 22 of my diverse Australian paintings + I have 5 other art books also published .and available on my website .
Watch the video of me painting in my studio as seen on TV program COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE. and find out why and how I do what I do.
My story of the collaboration with award winning author Mocco Wollert on my new book AUSTRALIA Images and Inspiration is on ABC OPEN – ‘ Age is no barrier to creativity ‘. http://ab.co/1tOH8iR .
My paintings are in Government , Corporate and private collections in Australia,and in USA, UK, Fiji, Germany, Sweden, South Africa , China, Hong Kong ,New Zealand and Norway.,Canada.
August 2016 issue of Australian Artists Magazine has 6 pages of my Pacific Art paintings & sketches.
I was Educated at Somerville House Brisbane and studied Fashion Design at the College of Art 1961-64 (now QLD University of Technology)
I have had 16 )Solo Exhibitions. and since 1976 I have Exhibited in over 30 galleries in Australia and overseas
1976 Kaylyn Gallery ,Gold Coast
1991 Aromas –Wintergarden, Brisbane ;Aromas- Sheraton Mirrage, Gold Coast
1991 1992 Travelodge Gallery, Suva ,Fiji
1992 Baguette, Brisbane
1994 Redhill Gallery, Brisbane
1994 Upstairs Gallery ,Cairns
1996 Redhill Gallery, Brisbane
1997 Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa
2000 Baguette, Brisbane
2002 Baguette, Brisbane
2002 Northern Interiors, Cairns
2003 Baguette ,Brisbane
2004 Art Promotions,Waterfront Place ,Brisbane
2007 Graydon Gallery, Brisbane
2008 Graydon Gallery, Brisbane
2012 Harbourside Gallery, Noosa Selected Group Exhibitions
Stanthorpe art prize -
2008Aboriginal University of Australia, Brisbane Cultural Centre
Celebrate Queensland Exhibition -
Finalist Tattersalls Landscape Prize ( 4 times)
Art Promotions exhibitions Waterfront Place (since1994)-
Roche Bobois, New Caladonia
Golden Wings Lounges
Beachside gallery - Noosa
Flying Arts art prize- selected
2007Warwick Art Prize.-
2007/8Florence Biennale –selected
2003Pine Rivers Art award – selected
2008Contemporanea , Melbourne and Canberra
2010Brisbane RotaryArt Spectacular 2013/14/15/16/17/18
Finalist Lethbridge Art Award 2014/15/16,17
Finalist Noosa Regional Gallery 2014,2015,
Finalist in Noosa regional Gallery Drawing Award 2016/17
Finalist Qld Regional Art Awards 2017/18
1989 Gatton Regional Gallery – Highly Commended
1990 Ian Fairweather Memorial Prize – 1st Prize
1991 Sunshine Coast Art Award – Commended
1992 Moreton Shire Council – Acquisitive
1997 McGreggor Art Prize – Highly Commended
1999 Caloundra Art Show – 1st Prize2003
25th Cooktown Art Society – Highly Commended
2002 Settlers Rise Maleny – Highly Commended
Queensland Designer of the Year award 1976
Queensland Enterprising Woman Award
My paintings now in 13 countries and across Australia in Government, Private and Corporate Collections
Published 3 childrens books and 3 art/poetry books available on my website
I have had exhibitions at over 30 galleries in Australia and overseas and been selected finalist in Tattersalls Landscape Prize (4 times ) , Qld Regional Art Award‚ Noosa Regional Gallery awards‚ Stanthorpe Regional Gallery award ‚Sunshine Coast award‚ Pine Rivers Award plus many more. I won Ian Fairweather Award‚ Caloundra drawing Prize‚ Moreton Council . My paintings are in over 12 + countries around the world and across Australia . #Tattersalls #Stanthorpe # Moreton, #Caloundra #Sunshine Coast MY painting MT Coonowrin (one of the iconic Glasshouse Mts ) was finalist in Queensland Regional Art Awards
and I have 2 paintings in 2018 Qld Regional Art Awards. finalist - www.flyingarts.org.au .
2018 NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY EXHIBITION NAKED BEAUTY DISPLAYED showcased my figurative drawings & paintings.
I have a large panel in the Aboriginal University Of Australia mural in Noosa Hospital that was part of the Rainbow Serpent 90metre mural that hung at the Brisbane Cultural Centre. The panels at the Noosa Hospital are only a part of the original mural. -
I have had many articles in newspapers and magazines including Art Edit Magazine‚
Qld Homes Magazine‚
Noosa Blue magazine plus more.
I was filmed for CIYL half hour TV program that is now showing in 9countries including USA & UK .
– ‘ Age is no barrier to creativity ‘. http://ab.co/1tOH8iR . My story "Age is no Barrier to Creativity " is on ABC OPEN about my collaboration with award winning author Mocco Wollert on 3 books.
I am strongly influenced by colours of Matisse and Redon. My travels and work in the Pacific Islands & PNG has resulted in many exhibitions. I lived in far north Qld and travelled northern Australia & Kimberley with 22 of the paintings now in my book AUSTRALIA Images and Inspiration. My studio at Noosa North Shore adjoins Cooloola National Park and is set among tall melaleuca trees and waterlily lakes. The ever changing light on my lake inspires many paintngs.
I often combine my love of the figurative with my landscapes resulting in my own unique style.
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