My passion for painting was reawakened in 1987 when I visited an exhibition held at the Victorian Artist Society.
I immediately enrolled for an art class & was tutored over the next 6 years by Paul McDonald Smith, Lee Machelak & Shirley Bourne.
As a Signatory Member I have served as a Council Member & been a long time member of the Friday Group of artists at VAS pursuing my interest for portraiture & figure painting in both pastel & oil, painted from life.
Elsewhere I am a Fellow of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Signatory Member of the Pastel Society Victoria & a Life Member of the Brighton Artist Society.
Have won thirty plus awards including Best in Show for VAS Select Exhibition, Nada Hunter Portrait Exhibition, AGRA Seasonal Exhibition, Brighton Art Society & Malvern Art Society Annual Exhibitions.
A finalist in Select Portrait Exhibitions including The Shirley Hannon, Manning Art Prize, Salon des Refuses, SAS Portrait & SBS Portrait.
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.