When you lead a creative life‚ things are never boring!
My life has taken many different paths. I am a doctor, hypnotherapist, mother, wife…. and artist. And while all these different elements combine to make up who I am, it is via my art that I connect with the essence of me.
I didn't plan on being an artist! I was an academic kid so it made sense to to do something like medicine. Yet while I I enjoyed helping people, especially when I was working as a GP Hypnotherapist, it was never really a role that I completely felt comfortable in. Then, as often is the case, life throws a spanner in the works. My daughter became unwell and my husband and I decided that I should stop work to care for her. So I started to paint... and WOW!! What a revelation! I began posting my work on Facebook and to my surprise people wanted to buy it! Next thing I know I have work in galleries and shows. It really took on a life of it's own.
Most importantly, my daughter is almost recovered. And while I would of course wish that she had never become unwell in the first place, I am thankful for the opportunity to have found my passion.
I am a self taught contemporary artist.
2014 - Canterbury Art Show‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
2014 - APA Art Association‚ New York City‚ USA
2014 - Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
2014 - Bayside Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
2014 - RAW Artists Melbourne Showcase‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
2015 - Mornington Peninsula Art Show‚ Victoria‚ Australia
2015 - Canterbury Art Show‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
2015 - Brusnwick Street Gallery Small Works Art Exhibition‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
2015 - Mount View Art Show‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
2015 - Lethbridge 10‚000 Small Scale Art Award‚ Group One Finalist‚ Brisbane‚ Australia
2015 - Wild Horses, Hogan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2015 - Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Melbourne, Australia
2015 - Figures and Faces, Beth Hulme Gallery and Studio, Melbourne, Australia
2015 - Albert Park College Art Show, Melbourne, Australia
2014- Artist Open House, Melbourne, Australia
2015 – 3 Days of Chaos Solo Exhibition‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
Private collections‚ Melbourne‚ Australia
Private collections‚ Sydney‚ Australia
Private collections‚ New York City‚ USA
Private collection‚ Los Angeles‚ USA
Private collection‚ Michigan‚ USA
Private collection‚ Birmingham‚ UK
Private collection‚ Brisbane‚ Australia
I work intuitively, beginning with random mark making using acrylic, spray paint, pastel, stencils and collage. I then work in layers until the painting reveals itself. These layers add a richness and depth to my artwork and I enjoy the kinaesthetic and textural quality of the process. I am interested in energy and emotion and being able to convey these via the use of abstraction. I use minimal lines to convey the human form and I enjoy seeing how each viewer experiences a different and varied response and interpretation of my work. I love the work of the abstract impressionists as well as artists such as Marc Chagall and Mirka Moira.
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