First and foremost I am the luckiest 40-something single mum of two amazing teenagers, a pigeon pair. Next (I love my job!) I am an artist, obviously, and run my own art gallery and art supplies store in my hometown of Broken Hill in outback NSW, Australia.
I had always had an eye and talent for drawing as a child. I dabbled in the craft growing up and also as a young adult, though I never had any intentions of becoming an artist professionally, and I had given it up altogether before I turned 27.
It was actually a gruelling divorce, some tough life lessons, depression and anxiety that led me back to creating again in 2005. Painting gave me strength and focus, and filled my heart and soul with self worth. It was also a time when the Internet was exploding, which opened up my small world and sparked and encouraged my fast emerging artistic dreams. In 2006 I took the plunge and decided to follow art as a career path.
Early in 2011, a prestige gallery in New York contacted and encouraged for me to submit a portfolio to their gallery, not only cementing my idea of being a professional artist but also leading to many more incredible opportunities over the past seven years. I have exhibited numerous times within Australia and overseas; in the US, Italy, France and London, while also racking up some great awards along the way.
I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist; but I have learnt to treasure it, which resonates in my work, particularly in my strong lines. I love the striking, boldness of saturated acrylics, the splendour of intense brilliant block colour and striking contrast, and the sensual curves of the female form. I primarily mould and manipulate geometric shapes and patterns with contrasting colour, contours and lines, often with a splash of sass, to seduce.
Ultimately, inspired greatly by my own journey of years of self discovery, of the ups from the downs, and the determination and strength I didn’t even know had existed, my paintings reveal a woman’s innate spirit; celebrating her sensuality and sexuality, her secrets and mystery, and most significantly, her confidence and her spirited strength of character. I hope for my artwork to inspire and empower women of all ages to embrace and revel in similar attributes within themselves while also reminding every man of the strong, beautiful women in their everyday lives.
I hope for my artwork to spark connections, conversations and inspirations in your homes and workplaces, not only filling your rooms with originality and style but also igniting a perfectly unique, empowering energy.
Each painting tells her own story and I just know one of those stories belongs to you!
January 2018 | Competition Winner 2017 Open Art Competition Contemporary Art | Exhibited Online
August 2017 | 3 Honorable Mentions of 3 paintings entered Heaven Art Gallery | Exhibited Online
September 2016 | SILVER AWARD WINNER Master Of Art International Exhibition 2016 | Exhibited LONDON
September 2016 | BEST ILLUSTRATION Master Of Art International Exhibition 2016 | Exhibited LONDON
February 2016 | 2nd Place All Women Art Competition Contemporary Art Gallery | Exhibited Online
August 2015 | Top Tier Award Exhibeo Summer Palette International Competition | Exhibited Online
July 2015 | GOLD AWARD WINNER Master Of Art International Exhibition 2015 | Exhibited LONDON
April 2015 | Certificate of Excellence 13th Annual Artavita International Contest | Exhibited Online
March 2015 | Certificate of Excellence 12th Annual Artavita International Contest | Exhibited Online
February 2015 | Certificate of Special Recognition Light Space and Time “All Women” | Exhibited Online
February 2015 | Certificate of Special Merit Light Space and Time “All Women” | Exhibited Online
January 2015 | Certificate of Excellence 11th Annual Artavita International Contest | Exhibited Online
June 3-July 17 2016 | Exhibited at Stanthorpe Art Festival 2016 | Stanthorpe, Australia
December 1-6 2015 | Exhibited in a digital display at SCOPE Miami | Miami Beach, Florida, USA
August 2016 | Master Of Art International Exhibition 2016 | London, UK
July 13 2015 | Exhibited digital display via See-Me Online Gallery at The Louvre | Paris, France
July 11-19 2015 | Exhibited at Camberwell Rotary Art Show | Melbourne, Australia
July 2015 | Master Of Art International Exhibition 2015 | London, UK
October 17-19, 2014 | Exhibited at ART3F NICE Art Fair | Nice, France
August 2014 | Exhibited at Bayside Art Show | Melbourne, Australia
July 2014 | Exhibited digital display via See-Me Online Gallery in Times Square New York | New York, USA
July 2014 | Exhibited at Camberwell Rotary Art Show | Melbourne, Australia
December 3-8 2013 | Exhibited in a digital display at SCOPE Miami | Miami Beach, Florida, USA
May - June 2013 | Exhibited at Agora Gallery | Chelsea, New York, USA
Jan 12-Feb 5 2013 | Exhibited at The Galleria 360 “The colour of Soul” Exhibition | Florence, Italy.
November 3-27, 2012 | Exhibited at The Galleria 360 | Florence, Italy
May 21-June 7 2012 | Exhibited at Agora Gallery “From Down Under & Beyond” | Chelsea, NY, USA
April 1st 2012 | Exhibited at Camberwell Rotary Art Show | Melbourne, Australia
May 2016 | Solo Exhibition/Grand Re-opening | Relocation of gallery, Broken Hill, Australia
March 2016 | Diploma of Art Appreciation | The Art Institute, Australia
August 2014 | Art Residency in Nice, France | via Galleria Monteoliveto, Naples, Italy
March 11 2013 | Grand Opening of "Art Confessions Studio & Gallery" | Broken Hill, Australia
April 2011-2013 | Selected and represented by Agora Gallery | Chelsea, New York, USA
July 2016 + 2017 | Master Of Art International | Margarita Feaks Gallery
March 2017 | Not Random Art | Contemporary Art Review Online Magazine
April 2016 | Current Masters 1 | SeeMe The Voice of the Artist
August 2015 | Master Of Art International 2016 Calendar (Cover, article and month)
February 2013 | Galleria 360 - New Art Magazine
November 2012 + 2013 | ArtisSpectrum Magazine