I truly love and have passion for my career which is evident in every aspect of my life. I own, operate and teach in my established Melbourne based art class / studio. I am a professional artist whose works have been acquired by international and Australian collectors. I have painted for over 25 years, as I graduated from Ballarat University with a Diploma of Art, the Aussie equivalent of a Degree.
My current works are a testament to my ever evolving passion for my art. I am a well recognized Australian landscape artist, and a television personality with guest appearances on “Colour in Your Life” and I combine my connection with nature and the environment with my unique personal skills and interpretation which often ends with a surreal twist in my artworks.
What sets me apart is the diversity in my expertise as an accomplished, award winning artist in watercolors, pastels, acrylics and oils. Whatever your learning interests may be, I can teach you how to make your dreams a reality.
My exhibition schedule is quite busy with solo and shared exhibitions throughout the year and I love participating in community focused exhibitions. Having taught art classes full time for over 18 years from my studio, teaching the most inexperienced “newbie” who may have never held a brush, to the intermediate artist seeking to further refine techniques and learn new methods, near daily art classes and workshops keep me on my toes throughout the week. My family members in residence during my classes often add their own comment or two through a bark or a yelp, and sometimes if really lucky, a distant squawk from the chickens! In addition, I enjoy a steady flow of private commission work as well as working on artwork for my private collection and pieces for specific charities.
I always have an enthusiastic “yes” to invitations to be a guest speaker at local educational institutions, inspiring the exploration of creative skills in young people which IS within all of us at any age. I invite you to explore yours with me. It’s easy, just say yes!!! You will surprise yourself, have lot’s of fun in the process and develop a lifelong love and deeper appreciation of the arts and new skills that may one day inspire you to a new career in which you provide the inspiration to others!