I am primarily a watercolour artist now living at the Southern Grampians, Victoria. My artistic journey started by completing studies in Art at school. Inspired by both Italian and French masters. Having no formal training my early works consisted of graphite sketches of works by Renaissance artists. During my teens A graphite drawing was shortlisted from Australia wide entries in the 1975 Faber Castell for exhibition in Sydney. This early achievement inspired me in my pursuit of art. I have accepted commissions for various works, all of which are in private collections.
In 2010 after many years designing gardens I devoted my time to my art, the love of nature is prominent and has steered me from graphite into watercolour and now to oils. I have had great success in shows in australia and am currently a member of various Art Groups. Botanical art is a large part of my artistic life, but not exclusively.
An attention to detail is prominent in all my work. Looking so closely at living things you are suddenly aware of how complex, breathtaking and precious nature is. Capturing various birds with their personalities and movement is a challenge I enjoy. Living at the foot of the Grampians is an inspiration with such a plethera of wildlife, birds and botanical subjects.
I have won various awards along the way. Most of my works are in private collections around Australia.
Membership of Art Organisation
FRBG-Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
BASA- Botanical Artists Society of Australia
WASA- Wildlife artists Society of Australia
Peninsula Art Society
Hamilton Botanic Art Group
Works have been exhibited with these groups and various others.
Other Exhibitions and notable Awards
2010 Melton art show – highly commended -Botanical
2011 Ocean Grove art show – Best Painting award for “The Owls” - sold
2012 exhibited at the Art of the Botanical, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
2014 exhibited work" Chrysanthamums" chosen FRBG 2014 calendar
2013 exhibited at the BASA in Melbourne, Exhibition Buildings
2014 exhibited at Peninsula art show
2015 Peninsula Art Show - Best Watercolour
2016 Flinders art show - Best Flora and Fauna
2019 Penshurst Art Show - Best in Show