Welcome to my webpage. My love of art began early when I started drawing and painting almost as soon as I could hold a pencil and paintbrush. My mother is an accomplished fine artist and had an enormous influence over my discovery of my passion for drawing and painting and she inspires constantly me to become the artist I am today. Being surrounded by creativity throughout my childhood, I was able to learn all mediums and nurture and develop my own style of art. This was always evident in my school projects and afterwards in my style of presentations in my working life.
Art took a back seat when I started a family but it never left my thoughts. When my two boys started pre school and school, I decided to try my hand at painting again and enrolled in a Decorative Painting class. This broadened my knowledge of techniques and mediums even further as my passion for art was once again ignited. This has continued since 1995 growing stronger each year.
Attending many varied workshops over the years also stirred a desire to teach others and I now teach monthly art journal and art classes on a regular basis at workshops, conventions. I love the time when someone else discovers the joy of painting. To see them develop as an artist is a source of great satisfaction for me.
I paint in a variety of mediums and particularly love the versatility and unique results of mixed media. Over the years my style has evolved into a more intuitive art, allowing a true expressive freedom.
I am currently Secretary of the True Blue Decorative Artists society, Victoria, Australia, exhibiting and selling my artwork at the annual Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
I have also been published in the Australian Decorative Painting magazine numerous times and have exhibited my work at various local art shows. There is also a healthy stream of commissioned work to keep me busy.
I believe that life is to be lived passionately and enthusiastically and I paint accordingly.
I love sharing my passion for art , connecting with people that share that same passion and encouraging others to find their creative side through workshops and online interactions.
Life is an adventure. I am constantly learning and love anything creative.