A recovering perfectionist (work in progress)
An abstractionist (there is enough reality in life)
A texturist (a bit rough around the edges)
A procrastinator (overthinker)
A dreamer (but I’m not the only one)
It is my hope that my work will generate a reminiscent feeling, to times gone by when life seemed simpler.
My use of layers represents the layers of experiences that make up our lives…we are constantly evolving, accumulating and changing…almost like layers of paint on the graffitied wall…a little bit broken and torn, but still beautiful. I hope to show a sense of vulnerability, of exposed glimpses of struggles, hopes and fears, whilst demonstrating the great beauty in imperfection and ageing.
The theme of my work is home and belonging, the colours inspired by childhood holidays and destinations yet to be discovered. I am inspired by vintage posters and classic designs that have stood the test of time. I love listening to music when I paint. I admire the ability of the songwriter to evoke such a strong emotional response. That is my painting dream and goal.
I studied Fine Art at the University College for the Creative Arts in Surrey, for three years, prior to moving to Melbourne in 2008. Since then I have exhibited at many art shows and group exhibitions in Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula, sometimes winning prizes. Exhibitions & Awards