My love of art has been lifelong. I love to seek it out, learn about it, find it in places where it's not expected but most of all I love to make it. It sustains me.
I hope that this website will give you an insight into what I create. If you like something here or want to see a piece in person let me know. Send me a message on the contact page or via Facebook and we will see what we can organise.
In the meantime here is a short history of my artistic life.
I've always drawn, painted and created , competed in art competitions and contributed in many exhibitions, two of them being solo.
Originally a farm girl from the lower lakes in South Australia I have lived and painted in locations ranging from Coorong to the Adelaide Hills to the Northern Rivers of NSW and I now live in Flagstaff Hill. Among my skills are embroidery, pencil drawing, water colour, oil painting, appliqué, gouache, textiles and of course now creating unique, original enameled jewellery. During my artistic career I have attended many Art courses, taught embroidery at Mt. Barker TAFE and for a couple of years I rented studio space at the Hahndorf Academy where I painted for tourists and sold embroidery and oil paintings in the gallery.
In 2010 I finally realised my dream and commenced Enameling tuition with John Richardson. I am currently a member of The Red House Group at Gallery M, Marion where I exhibit and sell gift items in the gallery shop.
My aim is to build on my enameling skills and designs which I have conceived and developed. Much of the techniques I employ are vastly different to the styles I was taught and are of my own invention making them completely individual and unique. I aim to also continue to learn and develop my skills, contribute to exhibitions and participate in workshops.
I will never, ever stop learning and evolving!
My latest project has been Fabric and Rope Baskets. I Have made them from new rope but have sourced many of the fabrics from second hand stores and in remnant bins. Once again I am selling these at Gallery M where they have been very popular. I love that the process of making them enables me to combine colours in an artistic manner and each one is an individual creation. Best of all they are useful and look spectacular filled with a plant. Check them out in the Gallery!
Please continue on to my gallery and have a look at what I create. Most items will be for sale, some will be in a gallery some where and some are archived pictures of items sold from a past life. Almost all the jewellery can be reproduced with slight variations and commissioned work can be negotiated.