I have been involved in the Arts (visual art, art education, community arts, theatre and music) for over 25 years. After studying visual arts in Alice Springs and Darwin, I moved to Qld and completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art at Qld College of Art, Griffith University in 1996, majoring in printmaking and sculpture. As well, I completed further visual arts studies at Southbank TAFE where I was later employed tutoring visual arts students.
Since moving to Maleny nearly 10 years ago I have focussed mainly on painting, mixed media/collage and assemblage; as well as performing with my partner singer-songwriter Noel Gardner. I have also made large cane and paper images for several Woodford Folk Festival Fire Event Closing Ceremonies.
I like to use a wide range of styles, mediums and techniques in making my art, consequently my output is eclectic, varied and inconsistant, a lot like life really! Sometimes in my work there is whimsy and humour; sometimes there is a literal simplicity without mystery; while at other times my imagery is deeper and layered with more complex meanings.
In 2010 I held a very successful exhibition of my paintings at the UpFront Club in Maleny and I am currently starting on my next body of work, with lots of ideas to explore.
Styles: contemporary, abstract, figurative and illustrative.
Main artforms: painting/mixed media works on canvas, board and paper. Also assemblage, natural fibre sculpture, large-scale image construction, recycled/found object jewellery & illustration.