About

I began my art experience when I was a child, but didn't really get a chance to develop it. Life took over, I became a nurse, married and had children. Even though I knew that I had a strong creative side I didn't allow it to develop it until I retired from my nursing career in 2016. Since then, all I do is paint! Its as if the suppressed creative creature has been let out and is all consuming. Needless to say, I am self-taught but I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing. I know some people scoff at the self-taught artist, but there are some brilliant artists who have created some wonderful pieces and don't have an arts degree.

I am mostly inspired by the old masters, they have set a high standard, so who am I to deny them! I love the way they capture and use the light. I look at their paintings to get both my inspiration and technique. Needless to say I paint details. But thinking back on my life and who I am, I am a details person. I notice detail. When ever i see fine craftsmanship i look in awe at the work a human hand has created.

I think my art would suit most peoples taste but I often look at what I'm painting and ask myself if I would hang it on my wall. I usually come up with an affirmative and often think of a room I would hang it in. Sometimes I think it suits the office, sometimes it would look better in the kitchen or dinning room. Other times I think a particular piece would look very nice in an office. But hey, its up to you to imagine where it would suit your home.

I hope my art has some appeal for some people and brings pleasure to you, It has certainly been my pleasure to create it.

Education

Emigrated to Australia from England in 1968.
Completed my nursing training at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Childrenin Perth West Australia and became a Registered Nurse.
Married and had children.
Attended Curtin University 1995 - Bachelor of Science.
Retired from Nursing 2016
Commenced my art experience

Exhibitions

Mandjar Art Awards 2018

Influences

Old Masters, using light to create interest and atmosphere in the painting

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29.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580
29.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580
29.5cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580
60cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Mixed Media
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60cm (W) x 90cm (H)
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