Tell us a little about yourself
Now I live in Forster on the NSW North Coast, after living all my life on the land west of Bourke. After our two girls completed primary school by correspondence and went away to boarding school, I started to dabble in paint going from oils to watercolour and now acrylics.
Describe your style?
Leaning to contemporary, my acrylics are loose and bright. I mainly paint landscapes, but have splashed out with floral and more recently have found the love of aerials.
What inspires you?
The outback, my aerials and the love of colour. I also get lots of inspiration from my travels.
How has your art evolved?
Mainly a self-taught artist, I experiment with techniques and colour. Confidence in my work has pushed it to develop & grow.
Why do you enjoy painting?
Being able to express myself on a blank canvass, which can be daunting. But once I apply my first few brush strokes, I am in a creative world. Each painting is a challenge. Not every one is a master piece, but it adds to the journey.
Some highlights of your artistic life?
When I won the Jack Mcdonogh scholarship at Mitchell School, Bathurst. Having both solo & group exhibitions. Any artwork sale is exciting, but especially when I hear from people who have purchased several.
What do you like about Toowoomba?
What is your dream goal or project?
To keep painting, bringing colour & joy to others.