About the artist
I was born in Coromandel, New Zealand. I have always been an artist. I joined my first art gallery, Reyburn House (Whangarei, N Z), at the age of 12. I became professionally involved in Visual Art, in the Whitsunday region, from 1987, setting up art galleries, art societies, and writing about the arts for local newspapers. In addition, I continued exhibiting in local, regional and national exhibitions throughout Australia. In 1997, I began teaching art – two-dimensional multi-media workshops and clay sculpture workshops for adults. I continued free-lance writing for local newspapers, to promote and support artists.
I moved to Ingham in 1997 and continued supporting regional artists by setting up an art co-op, teaching clay sculpture, writing about the arts in the local newspapers and exhibiting in local and northern art galleries in Whitsundays, Townsville, Mission Beach and Cairns.
I left Ingham to reside in Mt Isa in 1999. I became a member of Mt Isa Potters Inc., where I exhibited my sculptures and paintings, in their art gallery, as well as exhibiting with local art exhibitions. I left Mt Isa and went to live at a cattle station – Chatsworth Station, via Boulia – where I continued to teach, make and exhibit art.
I moved to Townsville in 2000, and began my Bachelor of Visual Arts at James Cook University. In 2004, I began my Bachelor of Law, with the intention of moving back into the arts, as a gallery director. The Graduate Diploma of Education, was being offered as a one year course, so I decided to do this. As I enjoyed the interaction with young artists, I decided to change my career and teach.
In 2010, I moved to Gladstone, to teach at St Stephens Lutheran College, where I developed and taught an arts program for students from prep to year 12. In addition, I assisted with several art exhibitions, at the college and through the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery.
I moved to Ayr, in 2010, as a secondary Visual Arts teacher at Burdekin Catholic High. I exhibit in local, and regional art exhibitions. My focus for my artworks explore humanitarian concepts and issues associated with different subject matter to motivate viewer ‘causal contemplation’ – to instigate awareness and change.
- Current Exhibitions
- Space 1 Exhibition
- Space 2 Exhibition
- Space 3 Exhibition
- North Qld First Nations Space Exhibition
- Previous Exhibitions
- Fibre & Textile Art
- Greeting Cards
- Mixed Media
- Umbrella T-Shirts