About me

 

My first encounter with Art was during my adolescence when I drew charcoal portraits of movie stars.

 

However my interest in art was soon overtaken by the need to earn a living and it is not before some 40 years later that I started to embrace art with a passion.

 

In 2003, encouraged by local Sunshine Coast artist Pauline Adair I joined live drawing classes and a year later I became a student at the weekly art classes of late art teacher Arturo Xavier. Arturo’s coaching was to become the right environment to progress and learn techniques in drawings and pastels.

 

In 2007 I joined the workshops of Sunshine Coast artist Lizzie Connor. These weekly art classes gave me the opportunity to acquire skills in Acrylic and fully identify with art.

 

In 2016 I became a member of the Noosa Arts & Crafts, in 2018 a member of the Coolum Art Group and in 2019 a participant of the Butter Factory Art Centre Cooroy. Over the last few years I attended the workshops of  Chris Postle, Noela Flack, Wendy Ebb, Peter Griffen, Trevor Purvis and Pam Taylor.

 

 

Exhibitions

 

·       Flying Arts

 

·       Immanuel College

 

·       Galerie France Decoration

 

·       Kenilworth Art Exhibition

 

·       Yandina Historic House Gallery

 

·       Wallace House Gallery

 

·       Coolum Art Group Exhibitions

 

·       Butter Factory Cooroy

 

·       Coolum Library

 

Awards

“Highly Commended” Gympie Gold Rush 2007

 

"The Art I currently practice is a balancing act where real world and creative inspiration are constantly competing in my Work"