I am an artist, illustrator and designer inspired by nature and whimsy and intrigued by my own invented worlds.
I was born in the Blue Mountains, NSW, a place full of magnificent beauty, flora and fauna. Growing up in such a magical place has impacted on who I am today and on the artwork that I create.
I have always been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember. When I was twelve my parents moved to England for a two year posting. It was there that my brother (also an artist) first gave me a set of Windsor and Newton watercolours and some fabulous brushes, one of which I still have and use today.
I am lucky enough to have a family that has supported me and encouraged my talent. Although I initially started a career in teaching, in 2013 I was awarded a Bachelor of Creative Arts with Distinction from the University of Southern Queensland. I majored in Visual Arts but also in Marketing as I have a keen passion for arts business. I then completed a Certificate IV in Graphic Design to complement and extend my studies.
I was thrilled to recently be awarded the Golden Key International Honour Society award for Visual and Performing Arts (Painting). I have illustrated two published children's books, Little Sower Samuel (Robert Costa) and Max the Mighty (Josey Hurley). I am currently working on another two as well as other client work.
Bachelor of Creative Arts with DistinctionCertificate IV Graphic Design
2014: Planes of Reality, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane 2014: 28th Annual Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba 2014: Twist of Imagination, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest2014: Postcards from the Rabbit Hole, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale Victoria2014: Hampton Art Exhibition, Hampton High Country Food and Arts Festival, Hampton Queensland2013: Down the Rabbit Hole, USQ Arts Gallery Toowoomba, QCA Griffith University Brisbane2013: Creative Tanks, Made Creative Space, Toowoomba2013: Hampton Art Exhibition, Hampton High Country Food and Arts Festival, Hampton Queensland2012: Flowers and Gardens, Group Exhibition by Invitation, Tosari Galleries, Toowoomba2012: Guild Exhibition, USQ Art Gallery, Toowoomba2010: USQ Group Show, Attic Art Space, Toowoomba2010: Heritage Toowoomba Royal Show, Toowoomba2009: Royal Canberra Show, Canberra2008: Royal Canberra Show, Canberra
"Insight Feature"Artist's Palette No 137 Woodlands Publishing Pty LtdNATIONAL AWARD IN PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS (PAINTING)Awarded by the Golden Key International Honour SocietyUniversity of Southern QLD (Website)25th March 2014NATIONAL AWARD IN PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS (PAINTING)Awarded by the Golden Key International Honour SocietyHighlife Downs Living26th March 2014BESPOKE MAGAZINEFast Five Interview6th February 2014USQ GRADUART 2012The Chronicle9th Nov 2012