Artist Background and Statement

A regional upbringing in Cowra, NSW and university schooled in Wagga Wagga I was eventually drawn to life in Sydney. Gaining experience in the graphic design industry then led to expat experiences living and working in Chicago, USA and Singapore. Adapting to each new country, I continued working as a graphic designer – a major highlight was working in the Art Institute of Chicago and being involved with the Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South exhibition as well as The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence exhibition. At the same time I continued my art practice, started raising a family, and travelled to many parts of the world.

Returning to Australia, I used this transition as a move into more art making. Experimenting with new mediums, I felt drawn to depict the landscape and horizons of my home. I am inspired by the changing nature of the landscape – light and shade, depth and atmosphere. Over the last 5 years I have had opportunities to share my art in group and solo exhibitions, in the Blue Mountains, Sydney and regional NSW. My art has been well received through art sales, awards and commissions. I have also restarted my graphic design business after a short stint as Studio Manager. I am currently operating as a graphic designer on a freelance basis from my home studio as well as painting for my next exhibition.