established in 1981
My creative journey began very young. A classical pianist for a Mother and Architect as a Father, I was surrounded by art. Although my own style was yet to emerge until much later, as a child I often played out my fantasies in drawings, writing poetry, art and crafts and dancing.
My Mum was a keen seamstress as well, and made a lot of my clothes as well as a kick arse Snow White costume. Complete with knitted Seven Dwarves! I also spent a lot of time in nature even though we lived in the burbs in Sydney, until making the tree change to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
An awkward teenager, I fell trap to common trends. Although I did enjoy experimenting making my own and friends costumes with a Punk flare. Video games and parties took precedence but I never stopped drawing. Art and cooking were my favourite subjects at school and I enjoyed being creative in both. Catering gave me a great foundation to work in the hospitality industry in the coming years after school, but it wasn't long until I enrolled in Interior Design.
Ten years in the interiors industry, married with a baby, I soon felt something deeper bubbling. The opportunity came, strangely falling upon me when I got sick and divorced.
Graphic design first drew me in as a viable career change after becoming a single mother. It was at Tafe that I established a new network of mentors and friends that led me to study fine art.
From there, I explored what it meant to be a mother, a wife, an artist and a Woman! Art history and theory soon led me to other degrees and to teach at the very Tafe I graduated from. Teaching, channelling my knowledge and experience has become my passion and service. Both in classes and now my own work.