I find I increasingly using my camera and iPad as an aid,
to consider the possibilities of my composition.
It is then usually my first sketch or what had initially captured my interest that I choose to paint.
My “contemporary cubism style” means that my paintings sometimes become very complex, but have the power to really involve me and I hope the viewer.
Using colour to create moods of warmth and heat, the dryness of our droughts, the coolness of our winters, the spectacular colours of our autumns, and the blossoming vibrancy of our spring colours.
All contribute to make paintings that in my opinion portray a sense of timeless beauty in an expressive, linear, somtimes cubist format.
I still have great challenges ahead, which makes painting so rewarding. I'm sure other painters will agree with this sentiment.
It is what keeps us all aspiring for that illusive "work of art".
I have been exhibiting successfully since mid 70's
- 1973 Completed Associate Fellowship of Fine Arts, R.M.I.T majoring in ceramics.
- 1974 Studied ceramics in Stuttgart, Germany, and pottery in England and Africa.
- 1975 A year in Mauritius.
- 1976 Having introduced a technique of applying a porcelain slip painted with Australian wildflowers onto stoneware was invited to exhibit at Camberwell Arts Guild, The Yearly Boat Festival at Marysville, Received Diamond Valley Art Award, and one man exhibitions at historic Shillinglaw Cottage, Eltham and Eden N.S.W.
I have won many awards for paintings from prominent shows and exhibitions across southern Australia.
- Member of Heidelberg Artists Society (HAS).
- Member of Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors 100 years old in 2009 (MSWPS).
- Member of Palette Pals.
- Former Member of Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA).
- Art Spot - Surf Coast, Vic
- Represented - Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet