My love of drawing and painting has taken me on a journey that I am still travelling. The ‘doodling’ discouraged by my primary maths teacher began me on path I have always found my way back to, and which has led me to many interesting, challenging, and fulfilling intersections as well as long tracks of desert highway!
Some of the notable landmarks on my Art travels have been exhibitions in Australia and overseas, being a finalist in prizes such as the Doug Moran, and being commissioned by various individuals, businesses and institutes to create artwork.
The inspiration and subjects of my works have been the people that I have met and the places I have seen along the way. Portraiture became a particular passion. Everyone has a story and painting someone’s portrait is a way of connecting with and sharing a person’s story. Getting to know something of the person behind the face influences the work.