I was born and lived in Brisbane for 20 years before moving to New Guinea to work for The Department of Treasury in Port Moresby and then The South Pacific Post, the local newspaper.
My father (a professional photographer) had always encouraged me to actually 'see' - not to simply presume what I thought was the obvious. This was an exciting way to view the world and very helpful when I started collecting my reference images.
Marriage and children followed and then being able to spend 1977 overseas gave me the opportunity to visit and revisit the wonderful galleries in London, France and Italy. In recent years I have added galleries in Spain, St. Petersburg and New York to the list and this has contributed greatly to my ongoing art education.
In 1984 our family of six moved to Toowoomba where I would paint whenever I found the time.
My then painting area consisted of shelving, an ironing board and a stool. This worked very well as I found the ironing board to be the perfect height ... not much ironing got done though.
Over the years there have been a number of Summer Schools and Workshops ...... " it is always ongoing and a wonderful journey".
For any enquiries please go to 'Contact Page' and I'll be in touch!
Recent awards ...
2019. Aspects Art Show .. Two paintings received an Acquisition Award.
'By the Lake' and 'Birds Eye View'
... First Price - Still Life - Toowoomba RNA Art Competition
2018 Aspects Art Show Goondiwindi. My four paintings each received
an Acquisition Award..'Cooling Off at the Beach', 'Lily Pond',
Agapanthus and jacaranda' and 'Autumn on the Granite Belt' 1st in the
New Exhibitor Section and a Highly Commended in the Landscape.
... Gallery finalist in the Brisbane Lethbridge 10000 Art Award - 'Autumn
in Toowoomba - Campbell Street' (July)
... Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize - 'The Spirit of Dawn on the Granite Belt'
... Reserve Champion painting at the Toowoomba Royal Show
2017 First Prize for best painting (Fred Gardiner award) - Toowoomba Art
Society's annual Spring Exhibition for 'The Gingko Tree, Botanic
Archibald Portrait Prize entrant (image to come.)
2016 The Nancy Culliford Award
for 'Beach Flags and Umbrellas' -
Toowoomba Art Society
2015 First Prize - 'Fred Gardiner' Award, Toowoomba Art Society
Finalist - Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award Brisbane
Finalist - Rotary Art Spectacular, Brisbane
Archibald Portrait Prize entrant (pictured)
2014 First Prize - 'Fred Gardiner' award, Toowoomba Art Society
2013 The Patron's Prize and Highly Commended - Toowoomba Art Society
2012 People's Choice - Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers art.
2010 First Prize - Murray's Art and Framing Spring Exhibition
2009 First Prize - 'Fred Gardiner' Award, Toowoomba Art Society