About

I moved to Sydney in 2016 to paint full-time.
In the mid 1980s, during my Agricultural Science Degree, I began studying drawing. The study of microscopic soil organisms required drawing as a way to describe them. Fascinated and excited by this new view of the world I began studying art. Exploring image making through a variety of media I maintained my pursuit of art during self-employment and single parent duties. The move to Sydney with full-time painting and post-graduate studies in art has resulted in a unique contemporary style of image making, a fusion of the beauty I see in nature, a fascination with the abstract along with my passion to explore and experiment.

Studies/Experience
2017-19 Master of Art, UNSW Sydney, NSW
2016 Idris Murphy workshop, NAS Sydney, NSW
2015 John Wilson Traditional Landscapes in Oil, Bathurst, NSW
2013 Rodger Crawford Master Class, NAS Sydney, NSW
2011 Judith White Mixed Media, Grafton, NSW
2007 Leonie Norton Botanical Illustration, Mittagong, NSW
2005-16 Bush Regenerator, Team Leader/Supervisor, Qld
2007 Exhibitions Coordinator at Mangkaja Art Centre, WA
2005 Diploma in Conservation and Land Management, QLD
1996-2006 self-taught Designer producer of Handmade Ceramic Tiles, Qld
1989 Diploma Art University of SA

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Disorder Gallery Darlinghurst, Sydney
2017 Rubicon ARI, Melbourne —Transition
2016 open studio moving out art sale — 2wks in September, Mudjimba, Qld
2016 The Butter Factory Arts Centre – 30×30, Cooroy, Qld
2009 The Organic Cafe Maroochydore – along 1 wall, changing monthly over 6mths
2008 The Organic Cafe Maroochydore and Envy Cafe Cotton Tree, Qld
2001 Seaview Gallery Moffat Beach, Qld
2000 Installation ‘Splash’ Chambers Island and Frangipani Gallery Maroochydore, Qld
1990 Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide SA, 35mm slide series
1988 GS Gallery Willunga SA, Coastal Photographs

Group Exhibitions
2019 Creative Space, Nth Curl Curl, Everyone’s Backyard, NSW
2017-19 CRE8TIV Studio and Gallery, Sydney – resident studio artists, St Leonards, NSW
2017 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Finalist Exhibition, Sydney NSW
2016 CRE8TIV studio open day, St Leonards, NSW
2015 Friends of Noosa Regional Gallery – Taste of Art, Qld
2014 Friends of Caloundra Regional Gallery – Library exhibition, Qld
2013 Finalist-Kenilworth Painting Prize, Qld
2011,12&13 Rosebed St Gallery, Qld – Annual Exhibition
2007 Easter Exhibition Eumundi, Qld
2005,04 Passionfruit Gallery Maroochydore and Envy Cafe Cotton Tree, Qld
2003 Vivid Noosa Regional Gallery and First Exposure Gallery Maroochydore, Qld
2002 Noosa Tango Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
1993-2002 SSC Council Art Competitions, Qld: paintings, photographs, digital images, ceramics, sculpture
1999 Installation, SSC Sustainable Urban Living Expo, Qld
1999 Doggett Street Gallery Brisbane, Qld
1996 Noosa Regional Gallery local artist Noosa, Qld
1994 Impact Gallery Maleny group exhibition, Qld
1993 Noosa Regional Gallery santas stocking, Qld
1992 Contemporary Art Centre of SA members exhibition and Restless Dance Company SA group exhibition, Adelaide
1991 Contemporary Art Centre of SA members exhibition and Royal SA Society of Arts annual exhibition, Adelaide
1990 Tourism Sth Aust, commissioned photographs, Adelaide
1988 Chinese Students Association fund-raiser group exhibition, Adelaide
1988 1st prize photograph Brighton Council Art Exhibition, Adelaide,SA