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I was born in Geraldton, moving to Cottesloe as a very young child and spent my childhood growing up by the beach. It was an absolute treasure trove of discovery with the abundant ocean, the rock pools, the ever-changing seasons and the beautiful colours.

My dream was to become a commercial artist but upon leaving school I was sent off to Underwoods Business College to ensure I had a ‘sensible’ career. Following completion of the year with high marks, I worked at UWA Speech and Music Department for a year but found it unrewarding. I then set off on a ten-year sojourn of travel around Australia, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, Israel, Ireland, UK and Europe. I landed back in WA to the Gascoyne region where I spent six months prospecting for gold and then lay roots in Dampier where I lived for the next seven years.

Throughout that time I was always searching, however, never quite sure what it was I was looking for. Following on from my childhood dream, over the years I undertook multiple courses in drawing, water-colour painting, silk painting, textiles and even a full year of design at TAFE. I fully embraced each and every course and absolutely loved the solace I gained from getting in touch with my creative side, however, by this stage there was a mortgage, a wonderful family and every day life helped me to decide to put my dreams on hold.

Luckily around ten years ago after six months of reflection, I made the decision that it was definitely time to go back to basics of who and what I am –an artist. As my childhood dreams and aspirations had not changed but had only become stronger, I commenced painting classes and devoted my time to developing my own unique style. I have been extremely lucky to have such inspirational teachers who are very good at encouraging their students to develop their own individual style. I found myself spending hours in my spare time at home painting. Mostly with oils but acrylics also, I literally discovered my soul’s calling and found I didn’t want to do anything else. At last I had found my niche.

My artistic approach: The thoughts and ideas are gathered from colourful memories taken from the tapestry of my life; so there’s an endless stream to draw upon. Settling on one image can be inspired from a mood, particular colour palette, from nature or something that’s triggered me to recall a memory or feeling.

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Exhibitions

Ellenbrook Art Awards - Ellenbrook 2016 - Winner
Cossack Art Awards 2016
Minnawarra Art Awards – Armadale 2016
Ellenbrook Art Awards – Ellenbrook 2015
Floating Worlds and Other Places 3 – Rockingham Art Gallery 2015
Floating Worlds and Other Places 2 – Atwell Gallery 2014
Floating Worlds and Other Places 1 – Atwell Gallery 2013

Press

Community News Paper
Vogue Living Australia
Calling All Artists Community Radio 107.3 Perth
The Couch, Fox TV, Aurora, Perth

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45cm (W) x 34cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$670
101cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Mixed Media
$980
91cm (W) x 60.5cm (H)
Mixed Media
$680
100cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,100
54cm (W) x 44cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$600
44.5cm (W) x 34cm (H)
Mixed Media
$580
50cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Mixed Media
$570
106.7cm (W) x 81.3cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,000
101.2cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,100
170cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,090