Studied Art at Brighton Technical College, Fine Art Painting at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Costume Design for the Theatre at Perth Technical College.
Tutored by John Davis, George Baldessin, Fred Cress, Andrew Sibley, Geoff Stocks, Sandra Leveson, Peter Clarke, Patrick Moss, Cedric Flower and Rick Rowton.
Worked as Primary Art Teacher at Sacred Heart School Sandringham, Victoria.
Worked as Secondary Art Teacher at Bonbeach High School, Victoria.
Display Artist for the Festival of Perth.
Art Teacher at Brighton Art Society, Beaumaris Art Group and Cheltenham Art Group and Mentone – Mordialloc Art Group. Also taught private students at Red Hill, Victoria.
1964 Winner of scholarship to study and work with Florence Broadhurst.
Best Painting Brighton Art Society Show
Best Painting Beaumaris Art Group; Judged by Helen Maudsley
Isobelle de Soyres Figure Drawing Award
Winner of St Michael’s Uniting Church Melbourne Most Expressive Face Invitation Award.
2011 Finalist Walker Gallery, “She Who Loves” Exhibition
2012 Best Contemporary Painting, Brighton Art Society
2013 First Prize “As Scene at Beaumaris”
2013 Paintings selected to be included in International Contemporary Masters Vol. VIII a jury selected International Art Book (published in June 2014)
2014 Best Contemporary Painting, Brighton Art Society
2016 Best Contemporary Painting Mentone Mordialloc Art Group
Numerous awards for acrylic, watercolour, gouache pastel and pencil.
Six solo exhibitions and many invitational and mixed exhibitions.
Using my imagination and conveying the underlying emotions are the most important considerations when painting or drawing.
I find painting compulsive, delicious, calming and exciting! It is also an ongoing source of intellectual and sensual pleasure.