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It was the late 1950's I was five years old, walking 1.9 kilometers to school . Each morning I passed a kindergarten. I would stop and peer through the cyclone fence. There inside rows of small easels, beside them children dressed in smocks with their hands covered in paint. I would stand watching, lost in time. My punishment for being late to school was to kneel on the floor besides sister’s desk.

Many years passed without fulfilling the urge to lift a paint brush. Then a written article in the local paper spoke of adult art classes. These were part of the HSC adult re-entry program at our local high school. The desire to join the class was strong...Eighteen years later and I am still learning.
I still loose time, as I did as a child but now I am the lucky one with paint on my hands, my only punishment these days is cleaning the bottom of another burnt saucepan.

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Education

University of Western Sydney, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2004.

Exhibitions

Group Exhibition: Castle Hill Art Society 2003.
Group Exhibition: “Sensoria” 2004.
Group Exhibition: Penrith Regional Gallery, 2005,
Group Exhibitions: Michael Zaiter and Friends 2009.
Group Exhibitions: Michael Zaiter and Friends 2010.
Group Exhibition: Michael Zaiter and Friends 2011.
Group Exhibition: Artists and Friends Exhibition 2016.
Group Exhibition: d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards 2016
Group Exhibition: Mudgeeraba Show 2016 (First Prize)
Group Exhibition: Morgan's St Hilda's School Art Show 2016
Group Exhibition: D'arcy Doyle Art Awards 2017
Group Exhibition: Royal Queensland Show 2017
Group Exhibition: Mudgeeraba Show 2017 (Third Prize)
Group Exhibition: Gold Coast Show 2017 (First Prize)
Group Exhibition: d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards 2018

Influences

Nature is like an intricately woven piece of lace, hundreds of beautiful tiny threads that bond together to create something amazing.
I am inspired by the landscape. From the crisp dry leaves on the ground, to the grasses that blow in the breeze, the most amazing trees, their bark and their shape. I find it an exciting experiment to express what I see, what I feel, and how best to translate that vision of the landscape story onto paper, board or canvas. My works are a collage of abstract marks and materials that are manipulated to create figurative landscape images. The use of lace, tissue, embossed paper, paint, impasto and newspaper often to create shadows and textures that express the intricate nature of what I see in the landscape around me. I mix paint on the canvas or board itself which enables me to explore those unexpected painterly events. The process of making art for me is enthralling. Time stands still while in my art mode. Creating art for me is therapeutic, its creative, and each work is a never ending exploration of shapes colour and texture. If what I create is pleasing to the viewer then all is right in my world.

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