My artworks are mostly painted with oils, although I occasionally paint in watercolour and acrylics. Main subject matter is still life, but I also enjoy painting landscapes and portraits.
I have been exhibiting my work over the past 11 year mostly through Art Groups, galleries and Rotary Clubs in Victoria and Tasmania.
I have completed several commissions for portraits. I’m also happy to accept for children and pets, and also for paintings similar to works already sold.
Although I’ve always had a huge interest in art and started drawing before I learnt to talk, my real artistic journey began in the mid nineties when I began studying oil painting techniques at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. Further training in water colour with Peter Foster in Melbourne gave me a broader understanding of various mediums.
In the mid noughties, my husband and I moved to Mount Macedon which undoubtedly intensified my interest in painting. The rich seasonal variations of the Macedon Ranges provided endless ideas and inspiration which enriched my artistic knowledge through outdoor painting.
Shortly after our move to the Mount, I joined both the Macedon Ranges Art Group and Woodend Art Group which gave me the opportunity to exhibit my own work for the first time.
I’m now located in Docklands, Victoria, but have continued as a member of the Macedon Ranges Art Group and often attend various workshops organised by the group.
In addition to enjoying and learning from Workshops, I also studied traditional and tonal oil painting for several years at the Gregory R. Smith School of Painters and also attended classes conducted by Don James in Woodend. I believe these classes were absolutely essential for my personal development as a painter and also renewed my enthusiasm for still-life subjects.
I later attended the Bathurst Summer School at the Mitchell School of Arts where I found much inspiration under the tuition of Herman Pekel. Although appreciating the study of traditional tonal painting, I found that observing the techniques of more contemporary artists has inspired me to strive towards a more individual style.