I Have had many jobs in my life time , but none as rewarding as what I do today. Growing up on the land, my interaction with animals has been a constant in my life.
I live on a farm, 38 km out of the town called Nhill, off the Western Highway, Victoria , Australia.
I get to create in my studio which is an 80 year old barn, we converted in 2017. I love my space , the light and the atmosphere is inspiring. I am an avid photographer and enjoy being out in nature , to get that shot that will become my next original piece.
Inspiration for me is ‘light’, the way it falls and creates it’s own magic on surfaces . The shadows it creates, the mood it evokes. The way colour bounces and reflects.
I enjoy life as an artist, I hope you enjoy seeing what I do ……..
Art curriculum vitae
⁃ Solo exhibition , Naracoorte art gallery 2019
⁃ Highly commended Award at National art prize Naracoorte for ‘ Beauty in the dark ‘ 2019
⁃ Illustrated for a book ‘ The Gathering of the koalas at Meredith ‘ 2019
⁃ Feature artist in ‘ Creative artist ‘ magazine issue 19
⁃ Feature artist in ‘ Australian Artist ‘ magazine including front cover , June 2019
⁃ Highly commended award at ‘ The Ibis award 2021 for ‘ Mesmerising ‘
⁃ Participated in the Horsham Rotart art fair 2018 , 2021 . Taking home people’s choice in 2018
⁃ Participated in Bendigo rotary art fair 2020
⁃ Participated in wildlife exhibition in Stawell 2018 at the WAMA Foundation
⁃ Best in show at Beaufort 2019
⁃ First in wildlife / animal section in the 34th Victorian pastel association art comp 2021 with ‘ Four little ducks went out one day ‘
⁃ First place in Day of the Dackel ’ Edenhope with ‘ Puppy love ‘
– Highly commended award with ‘ The spectator’ at Rising ibis , Naracoorte regional art gallery. 2022
– First place in wildlife / animal section in the 35th Victorian pastel association 2022 with ‘ The Spectator ‘
– Highly commended 2022 Coleraine rotary art show , with ‘ Mesmerised ‘
– Highly commended at Hamilton rotary art show 2022 with ‘ Four little ducks went out one day ‘
– Very highly commended at Glenthompson art show 2022 with ‘ Balancing act’ also taking peoples choice award.
– Highly commended at Naracoorte regional art gallery 2023 for ‘ Water off a ducks back ‘