Everything springs forth from the imagination
I studied Graphic Design at the South Australian School of Arts (now part of the University of Adelaide), Adelaide, Australia. On graduation, I was awarded the prestigious Harry P Gill Medal which is presented annually to the student with the highest grade points in the field of visual arts and design during the three year course.
After graduation I worked for a number of advertising agencies including Clemenger and George Patterson. I also illustrated a number of children’s books written by award-winning children’s author, Colin Thiele, for Rigby Publishing. In addition, I designed window displays for major retailers such as David Jones for whom I designed their highly acclaimed “Endangered Species” display.
During this period, I was also a part-time lecturer in Graphic Design at the School of Arts as well as teaching modelling at a private academy.
Eventually, I joined my family’s real estate company in Adelaide as a director and when I moved to Sydney with my husband and young daughter in 1995, successfully ran my own company for many years. Painting continued to be my passion during this time.
From the time I graduated, I has traveled extensively which has inspired and influenced my art and style. Beside my love of painting, I have explored new mediums including 3D sculptures in timber and metal, ceramics and encaustic painting.
My work has been exhibited in Noosa, Sydney and Hawaii.
I live in Noosa, which I love, with my husband but love to travel – you can see our various travels on the travel blogs which are part of this site.