Born in England, my family migrated to Adelaide, South Australia when I was 6 years old. At the age of 8, my parents enrolled me in Adult Education Art Classes to learn how to mix and paint with oils. Since then I have experimented with a wide variety of media and styles. I personally prefer to paint in oils, acrylics and watercolours but also enjoy the challenge of manipulating any material which might enhance the particular work in progress.
Over the years I have been commissioned to undertake many artworks ranging from lettering to portraits, and, have exhibited throughout South Australia. Between the years 2004 to 2012 I was employed by Prospect Council and the Port Adelaide/Enfield Council to facilitate painting classes and workshops. Most of the people who attended these sessions were retired and looking for an outlet for their talent and ideas. Unfortunately both councils decided to withdraw their funding and involvement with these groups, due to cutbacks, but I am happy to report that they are still going strong.
I am now entering a new phase of my life which will focus more on my own production, and creations, and less on teaching others. I have put an awful lot of projects on the back burner and now hope to find the time to see them through to completion, fingers crossed.
Mostly self taught.
Adult Education Art Classes when 8and 9 years old.
Applied Design Certificate 3
Exhibitions / Achievements
• 2016: August SALA group exhibition. The Art of Gardens held at pepper street arts
• 2015: June Entered Portrait Prize Exhibition held at Royal South Australian Society of Arts in Adelaide.
• 2015: March Entered Solar Art Prize held at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts in Adelaide. Merit Award.
• 2014: December Participated in Prospect Community Show held at Prospect Gallery.
• 2014: March Entered Solar Art Prize held at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts in Adelaide.
• 2013: June Entered Portrait Prize Exhibition held at Royal South Australian Society of Arts in Adelaide.
• 2013: March Solar Art Prize held at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts in Adelaide.
• 2012: December Prospect Community Show held at Prospect Gallery.
• 2012: August Co judged SALA exhibition/competition held at the Ports Community Arts Centre.
• 2012: June Judged Getting From Here To There - Land, Sea and Sky exhibition / competition held at Kapunda Community Gallery.
• 2012: May Curated and exhibited in Mask Parade group exhibition held at the Parks Axis Gallery.
• 2012: February Co judged “Short, Sharp, Sweet” held at the Ports Community Arts Centre.
• 2011: November Co judged Solar Art Prize held at the Royal South Australian Society of Arts in Adelaide.
• 2010: December Prospect Community Show held at Prospect Gallery.
• 2010: November Participated in Little Treasures 2010 held at pepper street arts
• 2010: June Curated and participated in No Boundaries group exhibition held at the Parks Axis Gallery.
• 2010: April Won the Solar Art Prize held at the Royal South Australian Society of
Arts in Adelaide.
After Kapunda. Solo Exhibition held at Kapunda Community Gallery.
Emerald Opal group exhibition held at the Parks Axis Gallery.
• 2009: December Celtica Festival. Participated in Celtic Roots II Exhibition at Port
• 2009: August SALA. Solo exhibition “Luck of the Draw” held at Prospect Gallery.
• 2009: May “20 Years of Friends” group exhibition at Kapunda Community
• 2009: April The Watershed Art Prizes held in Salisbury.
Designed logo for Prospect Library. Used for Living Book week.
• 2008: December “Made in Prospect” Community Art Show.
• 2008: September Artist in Residence at Prospect Gallery for 11 months.
• 2007: September Curated and participated in group show in the studio space at
Prospect Gallery titled “Tuesday Spectacles”.
• 2007: August SALA. Solo show “Room By Room” held at Classics Restaurant of
• 2006: December “Made in Prospect” Community Art Show.
• 2006: July Completed Bus Stop 10 forecourt painting.
• 2005: September Commissioned by Prospect Council to paint forecourt of bus shelter Bus Stop 10 on Prospect Rd.
• 2005: August Designed poster for the Chicago Fair held in Kilburn.
• 2005: July/August “Ports, Pubs and People” group exhibition held at Port Adelaide and
Port Pirie. Included in SALA festival.
• 2005: July “Side by Side” Exhibition at Prospect Gallery. Painting acquired by
• 2004: December ”Background” Prospect Community Art Show.
• 2004: July City of Tea Tree Gully Art, Photography & Pottery Exhibition and
• 2004: April Commissioned to design mural for Kilburn Community Centre Creche.
• 2002/2003 “Spirit of Place” project at the Dingley Dell Reserve initiated by the City of Port Adelaide / Enfield Council.
• 2002: December “DYO Show” Prospect Community Show.
• 2002: August Tea Tree Gully Art Exhibition and Competition.
• 2002: May “A Country Connection” group exhibition at the Adelaide Potters
Club in Unley.
• 2002: March Exhibited at the Celtic Festival in Kapunda.
“Sugar and Spice” Exhibition at Kapunda Community Gallery.
• 2002: February “Assemble” Exhibition at Kapunda Community Gallery.
• 2001: November Exhibited at Burra Regional Gallery.
• 2001: August Won country arts sa Competition (open painting section) held at the Adelaide Royal Show.
SALA Week Exhibition at Eudunda Community Exhibition Space.
• 2001: July Balaklava Balco Prize
Won 4th Prize in the Herald House Ad Competition.
• 2001: May Regional Artists Exhibition at Burra.
Rotary Art Exhibition at Clare.
Paper collage “Three Sentinels” selected for the Regional Artists and Writers Womens Diary 2002.
• 2001: April Barossa Fine Art Exhibition at Tanunda.
• 2001: March Open 2D Exhibition held at Kapunda. Received Incentive Award.
• 2000: December Regional Artists Exhibition held at Burra.
• 2000: October 3D Exhibition at Kapunda Gallery.
“Art of the Flower” Exhibition at Burra Regional Gallery.
• 2000: September Country Arts Competition at the Royal Adelaide Show.
• 2000: August THEMES Conference Exhibition in Adelaide.
• 2000: June “Women of the Year 2000” Exhibition held at the Kapunda Gallery.
• 2000: April Won the Barossa Vintage Festival 2001 Logo Competition.
• 2000: March “All That Jazz Exhibition” at the Burra Regional Gallery.
2D Exhibition at the Kapunda Gallery.
• 1999: December Kapunda Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition.
• 1999: October Group show at the Kapunda Gallery.
• 1999: September 3D Art Exhibition at the Kapunda Gallery. Received two commendations.
• 1999: Designed and painted banner for Kapunda Gallery.
Designed caricatures for the Kapunda Historical Society booklet.
• 1999: April Invited to participate in the Bundaleer Forest Concert Weekend by
the Belalie Arts Society.
Solo exhibition at Kapunda Gallery titled “Use Them or Lose Them”. The exhibition won an Australia Day Award for Best Community Event.
• 1999: March 2D Exhibition at the Kapunda Gallery. Commendation in Celtic
• 1998: December Port Pirie Regional Gallery group show.
• 1998: November “Art of the Flower” Exhibition at Burra Regional
• 1998: June Balaklava Courthouse Gallery group show.
• 1998: May Clare Rotary Art Show and Sale.
• 1998: March Open Art Exhibition at The Kapunda Gallery.
• 1997 Designed poster for the Kapunda Art, Craft and Collectables Fair.
• 1997: March The Kapunda Gallery group show.
• 1996: October Jamestown Art Prize.
• 1996: September Open Art Exhibition at The Kapunda Gallery
• 1996: August Won the Barossa Catchment Group Logo Competition; Open Section.
• 1995: September Open Art Competition at The Kapunda Gallery.
• 1991 Won the Kapunda BMX Club Logo Competition.
• 1990: May The Kapunda Gallery group show.
• 1988 Illustrated the Eudunda Community Calendar 1989.
• 1977 Designed the cover of the Rottweiler Club of South Australia newsletter.
• 1974 Sketched a poster of pop group Slade. The official fan club had six full size prints made and the original was taken back to England and displayed in their head office in London.
• 1969 Won poster competition held by Para Hills Primary School.
• 1965/66 Exhibited first oil painting and participated in painting a mural in the local Scout hall at Para Hills.
Impressionists and Heidelberg School.
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