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From an early age I developed an interest in art which was always encouraged and still is, by my artistic mother.

I completed my Diploma of Teaching but realized my true passion was colour. This progressed to studying Studio Textiles/Colour and Design and Diploma in Visual Arts.

My career has grown from allocating what time was available outside of raising two children, to now painting full time from my home studio in Gippsland. Like many artists, I can still feel there is never enough hours in the day to dedicate to my work!

My art has developed over the years with experimentation in a variety of mediums. A journey that has evolved to a technique of multi-layered, ornamental abstract landscapes on large canvasses. This enables me to capture and translate the beauty of colour, the way nature intended, painting natural images in their most vibrant form.

I believe art should evoke emotion, I attempt to convey uplifting and positive inspiration through my work.

Education

2002 Advanced Painting - Briagalong School of Fine Art, Victoria, Australia.

1997 Diploma of Visual Arts - East Gippsland Institute of Tafe, Victoria, Australia.

1993 Studio Textiles/Colour Theory & Design - East Gippsland Institute of Tafe, Victoria, Australia.

1988 Diploma of Teaching - Monash University, Victoria, Australia.

EXHIBITED

East West Fine Art - Naples,Florida. USA.

Gallery Sorrento – Sorrento, Victoria, Australia.

Town and Country Gallery – Yarragon, Victoria, Australia.

Manyung Gallery – Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia.

Custom House Gallery – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Gardiner Gallery – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Red River Designs Gallery – Stratford, Victoria, Australia.

Julian Ronchi Garden Designs – Armadale, Victoria, Australia.

Cowwar Art Space – Cowwar, Victoria, Victoria, Australia.

Sale Regional Gallery – Sale, Victoria, Australia.

Briagalong School of Fine Art – Briagalong, Victoria, Australia.

Glen Eira Council Gallery – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Eye to Eye Theatre – Stratford, Victoria, Australia.

Relish at the Gallery – Sale, Victoria, Australia.

BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre – Sale, Victoria, Australia.

Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Victoria, Australia.

Warragul Rotary Art Show, Victoria, Australia. – Highly Commended

Sale Rotary Art Show, Victoria, Australia. – First Prize Best in Show

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