Since retiring from a career of classroom teaching and art education, I have been working full time on developing, exhibiting and marketing my style of work.
As a teenager, I learnt skills in painting in oils from my mother who is also an artist. But in the mid-nineties I participated in a pastel painting workshop and embraced the medium instantly. Now I work in either pastel, oil or gouache, preparing for up to thirty exhibitions a year throughout Perth, country areas and the Eastern states.
I currently run workshops on Rottnest Island and in India, and facilitate life drawing sessions for the Pastel Society of W.A. Schools are also taking advantage of my Artist-in-Residence program.
I enjoy capturing the essence of Rottnest and the south west coast of W.A. I also travel overseas to gather potential photographical material from countries such as India, Bali, Italian countryside and coastal areas, the Greek Islands, Morocco, Spain, the French Riviera and Venice.
Born Melbourne, Australia 1957 Moved to Perth, Australia 1982
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education (Primary) Diploma of Music (Piano forte)
Sacred Heart College, Sorrento 1999
Aranmore Catholic Primary School,
Artist in Residence 2000 – 2005
St Maria Goretti Primary School,
Artist in Residence 2005
Wesley Extend Adult Workshop 2003, 2004
Dunsborough Art Group – Two day Workshop 2003, 2004