University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts Hons (Double Major Fine Arts)
Curtin University – Bachelor of Arts – Graphic Design
I began my career as a graphic designer with my own private art practice, that was put on hold when I had my three sons. However as my children grew up, oil painting has taken over as my primary career focus and passion.
The visual art I practice is centered on capturing the beauty in small ephemeral objects around me – at this time flowers. They bloom for such a short time; I photograph them at the height of their beauty then blow up the image to paint on large canvases. I work in a photo realistic style with oil paint, so that the once fleeting beauty of the flower is captured, dramatically enlarged and will last for a lifetime. Due to my design background my work has a very graphic quality with a lot of attention paid to bold composition and colour. I enjoy the intensity and detail of the work that I do. While it does require a lot of patience and concentration the reward is standing back and seeing a small beautiful bloom transformed into a large dramatic piece of Art.
My work is in private collections throughout Perth.