Growing up in a family with 5 siblings was hectic to say the least.  I only remember snippets of my childhood but I do know I was most content when I could find some alone time, usually to create something with my hands...painting, drawing, sewing, colouring and even wood working (in my dad’s shed).  I would spend hours upon hours hiding away working on some wonderful creation.  Somehow, in the process of getting older and starting a family, I allowed myself very little time or space to experiment and enjoy this vital part of my being.  So in 2002 when I found myself at a crossroad I chose to re-ignite my childhood passion in the form of painting.  Since then I have taken classes however, as any artist will tell you, it is the practice that improves your skills.  My art practice has improved my life in so many ways - it has helped me to relax at a very deep level, taking me to the most beautiful contemplative places where I feel completely alert, and yet so peaceful and content. The process has the ability to take me beyond my normal words and thoughts, where the ordinary becomes intriguing and the insignificant seems overwhelmingly imperative.  Somehow painting has enabled me to transform some very painful and potentially overwhelming experiences into something good, beautiful, and valuable.  I currently live in Brisbane, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Daisy, as my constant companion.  Two of my three children live close by whilst my eldest daughter lives in Perth with her husband and my two gorgeous grandsons.  We have a wonderful life and I feel very blessed in so many ways

Growing up in a family with 5 siblings was hectic to say the least.  I only remember snippets of my childhood but I do know I was most content when I could find some alone time, usually to create something with my hands...painting, drawing, sewing, colouring and even wood working (in my dad’s shed).  I would spend hours upon hours hiding away working on some wonderful creation.  Somehow, in the process of getting older and starting a family, I allowed myself very little time or space to experiment and enjoy this vital part of my being.  So in 2002 when I found myself at a crossroad I chose to re-ignite my childhood passion in the form of painting.  Since then I have taken classes however, as any artist will tell you, it is the practice that improves your skills.

My art practice has improved my life in so many ways - it has helped me to relax at a very deep level, taking me to the most beautiful contemplative places where I feel completely alert, and yet so peaceful and content. The process has the ability to take me beyond my normal words and thoughts, where the ordinary becomes intriguing and the insignificant seems overwhelmingly imperative.  Somehow painting has enabled me to transform some very painful and potentially overwhelming experiences into something good, beautiful, and valuable.

I currently live in Brisbane, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Daisy, as my constant companion.  Two of my three children live close by whilst my eldest daughter lives in Perth with her husband and my two gorgeous grandsons.  We have a wonderful life and I feel very blessed in so many ways

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Works Donated for Fundraising and Charity Events

2018   Starlight Foundation Five Chefs Dinner (Brisbane)

         Art for Epilepsy

         Pegasus Developing Abilities through the Twitter Art Exhibit 2018

2016   Fundraiser for Tanzania Orphange Dinner

2015   Marist College 75th Jubilee Dinner

2009  Kings College ‘Kings in Pink’ Breast Cancer Event

          Marist College Melbourne Cup Race Day

          Marist College Blue and Gold Ball – Art Auction

2008   Mater Dei Art Exhibition

           St Dolores School

           Marist College Blue and Gold Ball – Art Auction

2007   Operation Smile

          Mater Dei Art Exhibition

          Marist College Blue and Gold Ball – Art Auction

          St Dolores School

2006  Fistula Fund Fundraiser

          Mater Dei Art Exhibition

          Pregnancy Problem Centre Fundraiser

2005  Sassafras Restaurant Fundraiser

          Mater Dei Art Exhibition

          Operation Smile

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