"My key inspirations are the drama of the ocean and the beauty and vibrant colours of the Queensland Coastline and hinterland..."
Born and raised in the beautiful sunny, subtropical city of Brisbane, Queensland. I currently live in Stafford Heights in Brisbane and work from my home studio space.
I feel very privileged to live in this friendly and attractive city where I am located between the Gold and Sunshine coast regions. This location gives me ready access to some stunning and varied subject matter to work from. I often draw inspiration for my paintings from places that I have enjoyed visiting around Queensland.
From an early age, I had dreams of pursuing a creative career. After high school I dove into studies in fashion and interior design. Despite helping me to develop artistically, these disciplines were not quite the right fit. In 2005, I enrolled in a painting course at the Brisbane Institute of Art and I rediscovered my passion for all things creative. Now I have come full circle and returned to the occupation I enjoy the most, painting full time.
For now I prefer to paint landscapes and seascapes. I like the way this type of artwork can breathe life into an interior space and make a room feel larger. I achieve this by using vibrant colours, introducing a feeling of depth and aiming to bring a sense of the outdoors inside.
My work is realistic in style and rich in colour and detail. I am frequently told that my paintings remind people of a favourite place or holiday memory, or that they feel like they could step into the painting to be in that special moment. This is feedback I like to hear as I prefer to create artworks that provide the viewer with an opportunity for enjoyment, perhaps a sense of recognition and ultimately a feeling of escape from the everyday.
Born - Brisbane, Australia
Resides - Stafford Heights, Brisbane
1991 Associate Diploma in Arts (Fashion Design) - Mt Gravatt College of TAFE, Brisbane
1992 Certificate in Domestic Design Practices (Interior Design) -Gateway College of TAFE, Brisbane
2002 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - University of Queensland, Brisbane
2005 Painting Course - Brisbane Institute of Art
2016 Portraiture Course - Brisbane Institute of Art
Awards and Recognition
2019 - First Prize - Landscape category - Nundah Village Art Festival
2019 - Second Prize - Works on Canvas and Board - RQAS Members Annual
2019 - Finalist - Lethbridge 20 000 - Small Scale Art Awards
2018 - Finalist - Lethbridge 10 000 - Small Scale Art Awards
2017 - Finalist - Moreton Bay Region Art Awards
2021 - RASART - Redcliffe Art Society Exhibition of Excellence - Redcliffe Art Gallery
2020 - Colour Exhibition - The Old Fire Station Gallery - Redcliffe
2019 - Nundah Village Art Festival
2019 - Gems from the Closet Exhibition - Petrie Terrace Gallery
2019 - Royal QLD Art Society - Members Annual Exhibition - Petrie Terrace Gallery
2019 - Lethbridge 20 000 - Small Scale Art Awards, Bulimba
2019 - Colour Exhibition - Percolator Gallery Paddington, Brisbane
2018 - WOW - Works of Women Exhibition - Gallery 6/31, Bowen Hills
2018 - Nundah Village Art Show
2018 - RNA Art Competition, Brisbane
2018 - "Foot Square" Small Pieces Exhibition - Aspire Gallery, Paddington
2018 - Lethbridge 10 000 - Small Scale Art Awards, Paddington
2018 - Royal Queensland Art Society - Members Annual
2017 – Nundah Village Art Show
2017 - RNA Art Competition, Brisbane
2017 - d'arcy Doyle Art Awards - Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall - Mudgeeraba
2017 - Moreton Bay Region Art Awards
2016 - RNA Art Competition, Brisbane
2015 - d'arcy Doyle Art Awards - Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall - Mudgeeraba
2013 - Works of Windsor Art Show - Windsor State School - Brisbane
2013 - d'arcy Doyle Art Awards - Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall - Mudgeeraba
2011 - Works of Windsor Art Show - Windsor State School - Brisbane
Member - Royal Queensland Art Society
Manly Harbour Gallery - 11 Cambridge Parade, Manly, QLD 4179
Blue Chip Investment Art Galleries - 23 The Penisular
13 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD 4557