I grew up in Sheffield, England and as a child was rarely found without either a book or a paintbrush in hand. All I ever wanted to do was paint and teach, however circumstances were such that I became a nurse instead! I arrived In Australia in 1980 with my husband and 11 week old son and was immediately enchanted by the Australian light as well as the vastness of the country. I painted intermittently, then for 20 years rarely if ever, lifted a brush. Five years ago I began painting in earnest and now that is my main occupation. I love to share the little I know with others and encourage them in their own journey. I have no formal training in art or teaching and have got here by the scenic route! I like to try new mediums and am presently engrossed in encaustic art, loving the tactile nature of this ancient medium.


No formal education in art or teaching


Regular contributor to group exhibitions, Wilsonton Art Gallery
Finalist in Muswellbrook Art Prize, 2015
Finalist in St Andrew's Anzac Day Art Prize, 2015


Seeing beauty in the mundane. I love Van Gogh's statement that he 'dreamed his paintings, then painted his dreams'.

150cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic paint and inks on canvas
120cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil over acrylic on canvas
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil over acrylic on canvas
60cm (W) x 50cm (H)
acrylic on canvas
40cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic with alcohol and collage
60cm (W) x 40cm (H)
acrylic on canvas
40cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic paint
25cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Encaustic with tar, wire, inks and pigment
90cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil on canvas
50cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil over acrylic