Art should be inspiring, uplifting and motivating. It should feed your mind as well as your soul.
I'm a Melbourne based artist making art about people, relationships and identity. Fashion photography, traditional portraiture and colourful patterns influence my work, whilst familial relationships and women's issues are close to my heart. All these elements mesh together and filter out into my drawings, paintings, collages and prints. My more recent work is often focused on female stereotypes and the objectification of women, particularly in the fashion industry. Nearly all of my work incorporates an element of decorative pattern, either through the use of collaged paper or fabric. Sometimes the material inspires the subject, but more often than not, I seek out a particular look, colour or pattern to go with the concept I have in mind. Being an accountant, I like pattern and order. The inclusion of pattern is a way of creating a sense of calm whilst adding another dimension to the work.
Prizes for which I have been shortlisted include the 2016 Hornsby prize, 2016 She competition, Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Prize, the 2013 Agendo Award and the 2011 Metro Award. In 2013 I won the Yen magazine female artist award.