About

In 2016 I moved to Sydney to paint full-time.

In the 1980s I began drawing as a way to describe microscopic organisms. Through drawing I found “a new way of seeing” and a need to explore art further. My passion to explore and discover is supported by art and my love of nature.
It’s the abstract I seek in painting, elements of landscapes have been imprinted on my subconscious and appear in my abstract paintings. The paintings I make have a variety of starting points, starting with random marks is one that recurs throughout my art practice. When I release control and allow intuitive feelings, my mark making produces the abstract I enjoy. The outcome is a fusion of the beauty I see in nature, my passion to explore and experiment and a fascination with the abstract.

Training/experience

2017 Post Graduate studies UNSW art and design
2016 Idris Murphy workshop at NAS Sydney
2015 John Wilson traditional oil workshop Bathurst
2013 Rodger Crawford master class at NAS Sydney
2011 Judith White workshop Grafton
Leonie Norton Botanical Illustration workshop Mittagong
2005-16 Bush Regenerator, Team Leader/Supervisor
2007 Exhibitions Coordinator at Mangkaja Art Centre, WA
2005 Diploma in Conservation and Land Management, QLD
Advanced Photoshop with TAFE
Operated a small business producing handmade designer tiles, QLD
Presented art & hand made tile projects to primary school grades, QLD
Taught graphic design with TAFE, SA
Freelance Graphic Design
1989 Diploma Art University of SA

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

Group Exhibitions
2018 St Leonards Block Party – cre8tiv Gallery
2017 cre8tiv Gallery — resident studio artists
2017 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Finalist Exhibition
2016 X&Co coffee shop (cre8tiv Dec show)
2016 cre8tiv studio open day
2015 Friends of Noosa Regional Gallery – Taste of Art (group exhibition)
2014 Friends of Caloundra Regional Gallery – Library exhibition (group exhibition)
2013 Finalist-Kenilworth Painting Prize and Rosebed St Gallery annual smalls exhibition (group exhibition)
2012 Rosebed St Gallery annual smalls exhibition (group exhibition)
2011 Rosebed St Gallery Out of the Woodwork, Resilience Exhibition and Immanuel Arts Festival (group exhibition)
2007 Easter Exhibition Eumundi (group exhibition)
2005 Passionfruit Gallery Maroochydore and Envy Cafe Cotton Tree
2004 Envy Cafe Cotton Tree
2003 Vivid Noosa Regional Gallery and First Exposure Gallery Maroochydore (group exhibition)
2002 Noosa Tango Noosa Regional Gallery group exhibition (group exhibition)
1993-2002 SSC Council Art Competitions: paintings, photographs, digital images, ceramics, sculpture
1999 Installation SSC Sustainable Urban Living Expo and Doggett Street Studio Brisbane group exhibition
1996 Noosa Regional Gallery local artist group exhibition
1994 Impact Gallery Maleny group exhibition
1993 Noosa Regional Gallery santas stocking group exhibition
1992 Contemporary Art Centre of SA members exhibition and Restless Dance Company SA group exhibition
1991 Contemporary Art Centre of SA members exhibition and Royal SA Society of Arts annual exhibition
1990 Contemporary Art Centre of SA members exhibition and Tourism SA commissioned photographs
1988 Chinese Students Association fund-raiser group exhibition
1988 1st prize photograph Brighton Council Art Exhibition