I was raised in a very creative environment; my great grandmother was an artist and opera singer and my mother has always been a very creative person. So as a self-taught artist, I was always encouraged to follow my creative pursuits and began drawing in charcoal at a young age.
My works celebrate a quality which exaggerates colour and perspectives, intentionally exposing brush marks and paint drips to show signs of the hand made and contribute to the visual environment of my works. I also love to capture light and subjects from unusual perspectives, as I believe there is an honesty in the imperfect.
Originally from Perth, my husband and I have been engaging in volunteer work for the past 10 years in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Solomon Islands and the Philippines. Now based and located in Cronulla, Sydney.
Subjects for my art are a diverse fusion of my personal travels and experiences along with memories and encounters with the special individuals I met. I find moments that inspire me, endeavour to capture them and translate it into my art so my audience can experience it as well.
The greatest joy is to see others connect and celebrate the little bit of satire and originality that I assemble in each piece. My hope is that my audience gains as much enjoyment from my completed works as I gain from the creative process.
2019 Finalist Lethbridge Gallery Small Scale Art Award (27 June - 6 July)
August 2020, StudioDirect Michael Reid Gallery, Solo Show. (Sold out in 5 days)