My artwork is inspired and influenced by the environment around me, whether it be in the city or country, in the water or on land. The surfaces of my artwork are highly decorative and layered with acrylic paint, fine art papers and found objects.

I now enjoy working in sheet metal, scrap metal to design bespoke metal sculptures that are hand-cut using a hand-held plasma cutter in my workshop for market stalls, galleries and nurseries.

EDUCATION

    • 1996 — Graduated Diploma Graphic Communication, Melbourne University
    • 1992 — Bachelor of Education Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), La Trobe University
    • 1985 — Bachelor of Education / Arts & Crafts, Melbourne University
    • Box Hill TAFE
    • Education Reform Association (E.R.A)

NOW

Now a practicing artist working from the home studio painting and creating metal sculptures in sheet and scrap metal.

EXHIBITIONS

    • The Sculpture Exhibition, Stonehouse Gallery, Warrandyte 2019
    • Melbourne Teapot, Exhibition Stonehouse Gallery, Warrandyte 2019
    • Christmas Exhibition, Bolin Bolin Gallery, Bulleen 2018
    • Melbourne Teapot Exhibition, Stonehouse Gallery, Warrandyte 2018
    • Birds of a Feather, Stonehouse Gallery, Warrandyte
    • SmallWorks, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy 2018
    • Christmas Exhibition, Bolin Bolin Gallery, Bulleen 2017
    • TWO SPIRITS, Bolin Bolin Gallery, Bulleen 2017
    • Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy 2017
    • HORIZONS, Red Tree Gallery, Jindivick 2017
    • 40 x 40 Smallworks, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
    • Factivism, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick 2016,
    • The Light and The Dark Show, Red Tree Gallery, Jindivick 2016
    • Annual group exhibition Women’s Salon now Moreland Summer Show, Counihan
    • Gallery, Brunswick 2015
    • Quadrant Summer II, Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn 2014
    • Current Tendencies, Moreland Summer Show, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
    • 2014
    • Speak Out, Moreland Summer Show, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick 2013
    • Jindivick Sculpture Show Jindivick, 2012
    • Moreland Summer Show, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick 2005-2011
    • Six Secrets, Fitzroy Gallery, Fitzroy 2006
    • Women’s Salon, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick 2001-2005
    • WOMEN, Mechanics Institute Gallery, Brunswick 1994-1999
    • Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda 1984

COMMISSIONS

    • Commissioned to illustrated & adapt ‘A Children’s Story About Easter’
      for St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury, 2019
    • Commissioned to create seven weathering steel signs, Burke and Wills
      Winery, Folk Festival 2019
    • Artist in Residence, Carey Baptist Grammar School – Kew Campus 2018
    • Lyrebird Wall Panel, Sassafras Tavern, Sassafras 2018
    • Celtic Cross Melbourne for a family grave-site 2018
    • Commissioned to design & install World War 1 Centenary Anniversary
      Memorial Gates, Coburg Primary School 2017
    • Commissioned to design & paint six exterior mural panels for Dream Stitches children’s play area
    • Commissioned to design & paint Paschal candle for St Paul’s Anglican
      Church, Canterbury 2016, 2017 and 2018
    • Coordinated children’s project of making a large jigsaw puzzle of ‘The
      Lord’s Pray’ for St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury, 2017
    • Mosaic memorial commissions for people’s pets
    • Mosaic commissions for interior plagues St Faith’s Church Burwood
    • Mosaic commissions for interior surrounds of a fireplace