At an early age, I found visual language was my language and the Art classroom was my happy place. This has continued now within my art studio, where I draw upon my own lived experiences to tell stories and show my interpretation of the world. I often look at avenues of the unexpected, where an ironic twist of marks, vibrancy of colours or textures provide me with evocative approach or an unexplored territory of meaning.
My new series is centred around exploring the Tasmanian Landscape. The seasonal changing colours are quite extraordinary, from the rich vibrant greens in the farming fields during Spring and Autumn, to the more muted yellows and browns in Summer.
As a creative, it’s all about my experiences of being immersed into the landscape. Using mixed media, I make marks and lay down blocks of colour to express this beauty, calm and awe that I see and feel. In the studio, I then push the artwork to be either representational or semi abstract.
In recent years, Watercolour was added to my repertoire, and I am happily addicted to the unreliable personality of this medium. I love pushing the boundaries beyond the traditional style to allow the direction of water v/s pigment to guide and create an imperfect handmade quality to my work.
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Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours). University of Tasmania, Tasmania
National Art School Short Courses Online
Grad Dip of Education (Visual Arts) University of Newcastle, NSW
Bachelor of Visual Communication (Visual Arts) University of Newcastle, NSW
Open Foundation (Visual Arts) University of Newcastle, NSW
In search of Beauty: A Remix of Nature – Waterline Art Gallery, Ettalong Beach. NSW
Artist in Residence Trail Tasmania (AIRTT) Exhibition – Deloraine, TAS
Longford Blooms – Longford. TAS
Metamorphosis – Meander Valley Art Award, Westbury. TAS
Twilight – Toukley Art Society, NSW
Summer Exhibition – Central Coast Art Society, NSW
Nature’s Expression – Art Studios Gallery, Gosford. NSW
Coastal Elements – Kooindah Waters Resort, Wyong, NSW
Blown Away by Art – Buff Point. NSW
The 3 Degrees of Friendships – Gosford Regional Gallery. NSW
Frog Hollow – Central Coast. NSW
Artistic Achievement in Artist in Residence Trail (AIRTT)
Highly Commended – Central Coast Art Exhibition
Won Frog Hollow Exhibition – Central Coast. NSW
Creative Art Projects for Nursing home Residents. Bonnels Bay Car. NSW
NBN Network – Commissioned to facilitate artwork on NBN Installation between school students and community.
Illustrations in Murdoch Magazines, Printed Publications.