Finding myself stranded in the middle of nowhere when my car broke down earlier this year, I was forced to wait patiently in nearby bushland for the tow truck to arrive. There was nothing else to do except study leaves, reflecting on the beauty of simple, yet complex things - now immortalized as Leaf Study I and II.
My love of painting and drawing began as a child, when I would create countless potato prints on paper to grace the walls of my family’s rambling old home.
As a pre-teen, I attended oil painting lessons in Rockhampton before moving with my family to Bathurst Island in 1974. This experience further enriched my love of art and creativity, and much of my free time was spent at Bima Wear Screen Printing and
In 2008, I attended a weekend oil painting workshop, where my passion for painting and drawing was re-ignited. Since then, I've attended several USQ McGregor Schools to extend my skills and knowledge and to learn new techniques for incorporation into my art.
In 2010, realizing a lifelong dream, I travelled with an art group to the Greek Islands. Spending three weeks drawing and painting under the Mediterranean sun with like-minded artists was the adventure of a lifetime.
Life on the beautiful Darling Downs provides endless inspiration for me.
The environment - both natural and man-made.
2013 1st Prize – “Fred Gardiner Award” – Toowoomba Art Society
2012 1st Prize – Toowoomba Japanese Society Art Competition
2011 1st Prize – “Genre Human Activity”, Bell Art Show
Downlands Art Exhibition
Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi
Bell Art Show
Pepperina Gallery, Nobby
St Anne’s Guild Fundraiser (Invited Artist at annual luncheon)
Hampton Food & Wine Festival
Royal Agricultural Show, Toowoomba
Toowoomba Art Society
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