I am a practicing artist living at Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. I have a love of creating and often have a number of projects on the go at any one time. I am one of the working artists contributing to Peace of Green Gallery in Maleny and Anchor and Noble Gallery in Palmwoods. I also volunteer as a gallery guide at the Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy.
In 2016, as a mature aged student I completed a Bachelor of Art majoring in Fine Art and Visual Culture from Curtin University in Western Australia. I graduated with high distinction as well as gaining a place on the Curtin University’s Vice Chancellor’s list for my thesis. This work discussed the giant satinay trees found on Fraser Island. I examined the dendrochronology (the growth rings) and destruction of these ancient trees through sculpture, drawing, painting, print and film.
Today, my art practice is multi-disciplinary and usually in series which includes work with a strong design element highlighting the use of colour, light, shade, tone and value as well as abstract works based on my emotional response to nature and the environment. I also experiment in sculptural works in clay, and occasionally I delve into portraiture in the style of Banksy.
I love creating and I usually have a crafty project or two on the go such as woodwork, soap and paper making. My studio practice uses eco-friendly methodologies, I use non-toxic, recycled, reclaimed and sustainable materials where possible.
My influences are Thancoupie, an indigenous sculptor and ceramic artist, Banksy, the illusive urban artist and social commentator, and Maurits Escher, whose mathematical art is a triumph in repetition, geometry, perspective, symmetry, light and shade.