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About my art practice and history

My art practice is centred around making acrylic paintings and monotype prints. Monotypes are one off, unique, works on paper. I use a gelatin plate and gouache to achieve a very layered textured effect. I mainly use the Australian landscape as my inspiration and interpret it, not through photographs, but through my intuition.  After living in the rural area of Dungog for the past 7 years I have absorbed the key elements of the landscape.  My  large acrylic paintings reflect this emotional attachment.  I also use a photo transfer and encaustic process that allows me to achieve different effects according to the project on hand.


2021 Statement of Attainment in Bush Regeneration (TAFE NSW)

2009 Certificate IV Training & Assessment, MW Training

2008 Certificate in Art Therapy (CECAT)

2001 Master of Education (Mathematics) University of Newcastle.

2000 Master of Teaching (Visual Arts) University of Sydney

1990 Bachelor of Arts University of Sydney (Fine Arts & History)



2014 Meroogal Women's Art Prize, Nowra

2014 Gosford Art Prize

2014 Muswellbrook Photographic Prize

2013 Broken Hill Outback Prize

2013 Muswellbrook Art Prize

2013 CPM Print Award, Murwillumbah

2011 CPM Print Award, Murwillumbah

2010 Kilgour Prize for Contemporary Figurative Painting, Newcastle Regional Gallery

2010 Muswellbrook Photographic Award

2009 Gosford Art Prize

2009 Muswellbrook Art Prize

2009 CPM Print Award, Murwillumbah

2008 Newcastle Emerging Artist Award



2022  Dungog Art Society - First Local Prize

2018  Dungog Art Society, First in Miniature

2013  Singleton Art prize,, Highly Commended

2008  Port Macquarie Art Society Easter Prize 1st Prize Printmaking

2008  Port Macquarie Art Society Easter Prize Highly Commended

2007  Art in the Vines, Broke Highly Commended

1999  Centre of Contemporary Crafts “Outstanding Achievement in Visual Art Education.”

Solo/Dual Exhibitions

2022  Chichester Catchment , Straitjacket Gallery, Newcastle

2017  Red Gold, the Cedar Story, Janet Clayton , Sydney and Gallery 139, Newcastle

2016  Coal Dusted, Gallery 139, Newcastle, Solo

2015  Lino and Lace Gallery 139, Newcastle Solo

2014  Mirrored in the Earth Gosford Regional Gallery Solo

2014  And the Earth Breathes Too Muswellbrook Regional Gallery Solo

2011  Under the Influence, Greenway Gallery, Morpeth (with Jeanne Harrison)

2010  Wide Wastes of Scrub and Plain, Headland Gallery, Mosman (with Rebecca Rath)

2010  Memory Field, Art Systems Wickham (with Fiona Brandes)

2009  Painting Life , Wollombi Cultural Centre, Wollombi (solo)

2008  Nature’s Palette, Wollombi Cultural Centre (with Rebecca Rath)


International Exhibitions

2011 Agora Gallery, Chelsea ,New York, Art from Australia and Beyond

Represented in Newcastle by Straitjacket Gallery, Broadmeadow

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