I like to explore the potential of different media to express my ideas.
I have always had a strong desire to make and create. I started classes in watercolour painting at Craven College in Skipton, UK and now, back in Australia, over 20 years later, I am still on this marvelous journey of learning about art.
I have done many drawing and painting classes at the Brisbane Institute of Art at Albion and joined a life drawing group at Robin Bauer’s studio in Paddington in 2000. I started to submit my work for local exhibitions and competitions with some success.
Since 2011, I have been completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Curtin University in Western Australia. I am soon to finish with a Major in Sculpture and Drawing. The degree program has been life changing for me. I have learned so much about contemporary art. I believe that art is the most powerful way to communicate ideas and the only way to adequately represent many of the complex issues we are faced with today.
I have been exhibiting my work in my home studio in the picturesque Samford Valley outside Brisbane. I am a participant in the annual Samford and Surrounds Open Studio and Arts Trail. I have been selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards.
My current work creates interest with mark making, tone, shape and pattern. My works reveal my interests in science, evolution, and mathematics.
I hold a PhD from Griffith University where I studied Environmental Science and Ecology and have worked as a Researcher and Lecturer. Some people think this part of my life is at odds with what I do now. I don’t feel this at all. It is all about observing, finding truths, learning, sharing, problem solving, telling stories, looking for patterns: Creating.