I am an Honours Graduate of Fine Arts at RMIT, majoring in painting in 1994. I also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1991, and a Graduate Diploma in Art History and Cinema Studies at the University of Melbourne in 1998.
I have painted in oils, inks, watercolours and pastels. I have undertaken printmaking with etching, and linocuts in undergraduate subjects and lithography courses. I have also painted on pottery tiles and hand built objects, and enjoy embroidery on original projects.
In my undergraduate years at RMIT I painted geometric style subjects. Life drawing and general drawing was also taught. When I left RMIT I sporadically began my path with art including embroidery, drawing, painting and pottery painting.
I love the watercolour medium as it does not need overworking—it has its own way of working, I just draw and let it happen. Not every piece works out how I anticipate it.
I belong to numerous art societies including the Victorian Artists Society, the Contemporary Art Society and the Glen Eira Art Society, and try to regularly exhibit in group shows.
Rose and leaves, watercolour, 2023
Caufield Park, watercolour, 2023
The floral subject and plein air themes with emphasis upon verisimilitude interest me, but I have also dabbled in more abstract forms in painting.
I regularly tutor in Chalk Pastels at the Glen Eira U3A and have done so for more than 15 years. I was selected for the watercolour piece 'Roses' for the Australian Watercolour Muster 2022. In 2022 I received Second Prize for 'Boots, the cat', also painted in watercolours.
The COVID-19 epidemic from 11 March 2020 taught me to focus on art and craft to boost my morale and keep busy when volunteering suffered too. I produced much during this timeframe and it spurred me to do more artwork.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.