Born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1967, an award-winning Painter and Photographer, I completed my Bachelor of Fine Art, at La Trobe University, Bendigo in 1992. After University I worked in the photographic industry as a Wedding and Model Photographer, painting only occassionly.
Post University, seeking to fulfil a dream of living in the country my partner and I moved to Daylesford in 1998. Life in the country was filled with 10 acres of land, self-building our home, lots of animals and a couple of kids but little room for creating art.
After relocating to Newstead in 2007, I was introduced to the rich artistic community here. Visiting open studio’s I heard myself wishing my artistic practice back into being. I opened my studio for the first time in 2017 during the Castlemaine State Festival. Seeking to share the joy of creating art I began teaching from my studio in 2019.
Visiting France in 2017 had a huge influence on my work. Walking in the footsteps of my art hero's and seeing favourite works in person was so amazing. Especially my visit to Monet's home and garden at Giverny. I didn"t want to leave! Returning home I found my paintings kept turning into floral works even if I had intended to paint an entirely different scene.
I'm so grateful to have followed my heart. Dreams do come true! My paintings and photography are held in private collections nationally, in the UK and the US.
Come and visit me in my studio (by appointment), watch works come to life on my YouTube channel or visit during an annual event like Arts Open, Newstead Open Studio Arts Trail and the Castlemaine State Festival.