About the Artist

My love affair with the visual arts began with being introduced to copperplate writingand plaster of paris sculptures by my father from the age of three. In my twenties, I built my first gas fired kiln for raku pottery. This led to three years study at Canberra School of Art from 1974-76.

Artist Statement

In the late 80’s I became known for painting flowers and small whimsical faces but after moving to live in the country in 1996 my work changed markedly.  In my work, I pay homage to and honour this wonderful planet which sustains us all and which, sadly, we often take for granted. I wish to remind people not to ignore the beauty and life-restoring nature of this magnificent and majestic world we live in.

Solo Exhibitions

2017    Transits, Aspire  Gallery, Brisbane
2014 Pensees Hanasho, Brisbane, Qld
2013 Spirit of Place Boonah Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2013 Nature Ramble Percolator Gallery, Brisbane, Qld
2012 Nature Ramble Strathnairn Art Centre, Canberra
2010 Long Gaze Graydon Gallery, Brisbane
2008 Recently Gallery 419, Brisbane
CBD Ellen Quinn Gallery, Ipswich

Awards, Grants & Group Exhibitions

2018 Winner, Kenilworth Art Award
2018 Highly Commended, Harold & Agnes Richardson Drawing Prize
2018 First prize, Royal Qld Art Society Abstract exhibition
2017 First prize, Works on Paper, Somerset Bendigo Bank Art Awards, Esk, Qld
2017 Fox & Thomas Acquisition Prize, Goondiwindi Aspects Art Show
2017 Sandgate Easter Show 2017  Open Prize
2016  First prize, wheel thrown ceramics, Sandgate Expressions Art Festival, Qld
2016  Packers’ Prize, Nundah Village Art Festival, Brisbane
2016  First Prize Still Life, Nundah Village Art Festival, Brisbane
2016 First prize 2D, Dimensions Nudgee College Art Festival, Qld
2016 People’s Choice, RQAS Abstract Exhibition, Brisbane
2016 Packers’ Prize & highly commended, Blue Water Festival, Sandgate, Qld
2015 Finalist, Korea Australia Arts Foundation Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2015  First prize, Ceramics wheel thrown, Sandgate Expressions Art Festival, Qld
2015  First prize, Environment category, Black Snake Creek Art Festival, Marburg, Qld
2015  First prize, Contemporary Category, Kenilworth Art Prize, Qld
2015 Highly commended, Dimensions Nudgee College Art Prize, Qld
2015 17th International  Chawan Expo, Hemiksem, Belgium
2015 Master Expo, Message from Clay, Vichte, Belgium
2015 Highly commended, Bluewater Festival, Sandgate, Qld
2014 Finalist, Kenilworth Painting Prize, Kenilworth, Qld
2014 Finalist, Ignition Ceramic Awards 2014, Sunshine Coast, Qld
2014 Finalist, Scope Galleries (Art Concerning Environment), Warrnambool, Vic
2014 Finalist, Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane, Qld (Highly Commended)
2014 Highly Commended, Blue Water Festival, Shorncliffe, Qld (3D)
2013 2nd Prize, Still Life, Somerset Art Awards, Esk, Qld
First Prize, Brisbane Valley Art Awards, Abstract, Moore, Qld
Finalist, SHE, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong, Vic
2012 Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Gallery Awards, Qld
Contemporary Prize, Kenilworth LGI Art Trophy, Qld
Highly commended, Blackwater State High School Art Awards, Qld
2011 Bev & Peter Preston Packers’ Prize, Ipswich Art Awards, Qld
Champion of Show, Lockyer Valley Regional Art Awards, Qld
Highly commended, Scotts PGC Art Awards, Warwick, Qld
First Prize, Animal Division, Lockyer Valley RAA, Qld
Highly commended, Drawing, Lockyer Valley RAA, Qld
2010 First Prize, Urban Landscape, Ipswich Art Awards, Qld
Finalist, Our Place, Qld Flying Arts Regional Art Awards, Qld
Finalist, Mortimer Prize, Still Life Section, Dubbo, NSW
2008 Highly commended, Landscape, Kenilworth Arts Festival, Qld
Highly commended, Contemporary, Kenilworth Arts Festival, Qld