<p><p>I was born in Yugoslavia. After my graduation from the Nursing School in Belgrade I spent twelve years in Austria where I worked in Intensive Care and Rehabilitation. Cultural life of Vienna was a treat and I traveled quite often. When I moved to Australia I had the wonderful opportunity to study drawing, watercolour, pastel and oil painting in classes, workshops and through many art publications. I loved pastels for their vibrancy and immediacy and for years I have experimented working on different surfaces and ways of using the medium. It was a challenge to find out how to use oil paint and achieve the purity and vibrancy of colour similar to pastels. Glazing is one way, though I may have achieved that recently by using the palette knife. My choice of subject may change yet I am always guided by my feeling for the subject I paint. Over two decades I have exhibited my work regularly and I have held two Solo Exhibitions. I have been the Signatory Member of the Victorian Artists Society since 2007 and I have served on the VAS Council for eight years. Most of that time as the Convenor and Curator of the members exhibitions. I am particularly proud to have been the VAS Councillor during the major restoration of our building. Previously I spent a number of years serving on the Committee and the Council of HAS and AGRA.</p></p>
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.