I studied multidiscipline art in TAFE before embarking on a Diploma in Graphic Design at Chisolm (Monash) directing in a career as a creative designer in advertising/marketing in Melbourne. I have also directed several artist run iniatives and now focused on my own studio arts practice, participating in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios since 2012. My inspiration is drawn from my local environment, many of my artworks feature native birdlife, hills landscapes and flora. I muse on mid century art, alos expressionist and fauvist colourists in Europe.
My work is expressionist in style, I work spontaneously and quickly, abstracting natural forms and exaggerating textures to capture moods with a dramatic use of colour. My strong design background is often deconstructed through abstraction in my work.
I continually explore art process and try various mediums using monoprinting & stencils to create layered complex textures.
1978 Box Hill TAFE - Art and Design VOP
1979 Box Hill TAFE - Art and Design TOP
1980-1984 Chisolm (Monash) University - Diploma Visual Arts/Graphic Design
Arts Initiatives Projects - self directed
1990 Niche Collectives - Middle Park VIC - Founder/exhibitor - Retail Arts Collective
1991 Makers Market - The Lounge, Swanston St. VIC - Curator and exhibitor
1994-95 Byron Music Festival NSW - Creative director - street theatre, large scale site props
1996 Byron Artisans Gallery - Arts Co-operative Gallery Administrator
1997-2003 RAW Womens Diary - Byron Bay, NSW - Founder/Curator - Arts Publishing
2016-2017 Belgrave Emporium - Belgrave VIC - Stall M7- Retail Arts
1997 Easter Arts Classic, Byron Bay NSW - Works on paper.
1997 Seasons of Women, Artisans Gallery, Byron Bay - Works on paper.
1998 RAW Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay NSW - Works on paper.
1998 Easter Arts Classic, Byron Bay NSW- Works on paper - ‘Emu Dreaming’
1999 Chicago Womens Gallery, USA Touring Exhibition - Works on paper, landscape ‘Chincogan’
2011 Hogan Gallery, Collingwood, VIC - Works on paper, guoache - ‘Shistas’
2012 Finders Keepers, Emerald VIC - ‘Wildwoods’ - Solo show - 8 Acrylic on canvas landscapes.
2012 Burrinja Cafe, Upwey VIC - ’12 Days of Christmas’ Group show - Painting.
2012 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey VIC - Open Studios Group show -‘Curves n corners’
2012 End of the Line, Belgrave VIC - Grunge Cafe Group show - works on paper.
2013Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey VIC - Open Studios Group show - ‘Tension’
2014 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey VIC - Open Studios Group show - ‘Balance’
2014 End of the Line, Belgrave - Laneway ‘Collective conscious’ Group show - Stencil on board.
2014 Arvys Gallery, Olinda VIC - 30x30 Group show - Acrylic on Canvas.
2015 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey VIC - Open Studios Group show ‘Tensity of Change’
2015 Brunswick Street Gallery VIC - 40x40 Group show - 3 works on canvas
2016 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery, Upwey VIC - Open Studios Group show - ‘Micro macro’
2016 Hilton & Main, Ferny Creek VIC - Solo show - 8 acrylic on canvas - ‘Landscapes’
2016 Sherbrooke Art Society VIC - Australia Wild Show - Mixed media on paper - COMMENDED.
2017 Burrinja Jarmbi Gallery - Upwey VIC - Open Studios Group show -’Duality’
2017 Arvys Gallery, Olinda VIC - ‘Red’ Group show - ‘Red Landscape’ on canvas - FIRST PRIZE
2017 Warburton Arts Centre VIC - ‘Things We Covet’, Still Life - Duo Exhibition - 18 works