For several years in my 20’s I enjoyed oil painting. Then in 1990 I went back to art working in watercolour, mixed media and acrylic. I studied with Pamela Fairburn, a noted Sydney watercolourist and also with the late Arthur James, an artist of international repute in life drawing.
For six years I studied portraiture both in oils and charcoal with renowned portrait artist Yve Close.
I also enjoyed life drawing and sculpture with Alan Somerville for four years. I have attended many workshops and tutorials with well known Australian & New Zealand artists including Bernhardine Mueller (master printmaker) and Patrick Carroll (multi-award winning Australian landscape artist) whose approach in both the physical and spiritual sense has influenced my use of acrylic and the way I “feel and see” the landscape. No matter how widely I travel the Australian landscape has my heart.
I exhibit at Humble House Gallery in Canberra; with the Woodford Bay Group of Artists; at the Royal Easter Show; previously through Judith Salmon of Salmon Galleries in North Sydney; at exhibitions held by Art Societies of which I am a member and other exhibitions in which I am invited to participate including the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Waterbrook Greenwich and Waterbrook Yowie Bay. I have been invited to both speak and do demonstrations for Art Societies and for five years have been an invited judge for the Eve Vonwiller Youth Art Prize. 2015: judge of Captured Photography Prize, Lane Cove.
Commissioned works currently hang in private collections in Australia, the UK, USA and New Zealand. For commissions please contact me through my email address below.
Since 2008 I have been President of the Lane Cove Art Society.
2011 - I was privileged to receive a Citizenship Award from Lane Cove Council for community service in the field of Art/Culture.
2012 Exhibiting member of Royal Art Society of NSW
2012 Exhibiting member of Ku-ring-gai Art Society
2012 - I was privileged to receive a North Sydney Community Service Award for services in the field of Art/Culture
2015 - Made a Life Member, Lane Cove Art Society
For approx 12 years I have been a committee member on the Lane Cove Council’s Cultural Advisory Committee