I have been painting for the last 19 years, 15 of those years have dedicated to watercolor.
I have always been interested in drawing and painting and an introduction to Decorative Art got me started on my journey.
I like to paint varied subject matter but I always return to my passion to paint wild life and birds. I also paint landscape/seascape, still life and floral and still experiment with figurative and portraiture.
Over the years I have attended many workshops with well known artist/tutors mainly at Mitchell School of Art at Charles Sturt University situated in Bathurst, NSW, Grafton, NSW and Kurrajong, NSW to name a few.
Tutors who have influenced me are Keith Norris (deceased), Barry & Lucy McCann, Joseph Zbukvic, Denis Clark, Herman Pekel, Ron Muller, Neil Taylor, Lorraine Lewitzka, John Lovett , Amanda Hyatt and Helen Cottle.
I spent a few years at Werrington Tafe NSW and Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney to hone my skills as I am predominantly self taught and needed the professional guidance and sometimes inspiration.
I have exhibited my work in several group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in 2007, 2008 and 2012.
My achievements are as follows:
Blacktown Annual Art Show NSW - 3 consecutive years 2004,2005,2006 and 2009
Camberwell Art Show Melbourne VIV – 2007
Sofala Art Show -2006 2007 winning 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes in several categories
Winmalee Art Show NSW2006 2007, 2008, 2009 Highly commended and Committee’s choice award
Penrith Art Show NSW2005, 2006, 2008 1st (acrylic) 2nd (watercolour) Highly commended (Works on paper & Acrylic)
Hawkesbury Art Show NSW 2005
Springwood Art Show NSW 2005 2007 2008 2009
Mary McKillop Art Show 2005 2006
Kings School Art Show NSW 2007 2008 2009
Glenside Art Show Adelaide SA 2007 2008
St Paul’s Art show Cranebrook NSW 2007 2008
Sydney Royal Easter Show NSW 2008 2009
Belingen Art ShowNSW 2011 2nd prize watercolour 2nd prize Traditional watercolour
Nexus Gallery Bellingen NSW Member’s Exhibition 2011
Sea dreams Art Exhibition Community Arts on Goondoon Gladstone QLD 2011
In 2012 I held my own exhibition At Community Arts on Goondoon Gladstone QLD
I have had my work exhibited on 3 occasions in the Martin Hanson Art exhibition held at Gladstone Regional Gallery & Museum in 2010, 2011 and 2013
I currently live in Gladstone Qld Australia and my work is displayed in private collections in Both Australia and overseas
I teach painting in watercolour & acrylic and other mediums if requested.