Painting had been a dream I always intended to pursue later in life. In 2014 I was very privileged to win a First Prize in the category of Flora and Fauna (see image below ‘Peeping’) in the RASart Exhibition of Excellence which is held annually in July at the Redcliffe Art Gallery. I have enjoyed doing ink drawings of historical and heritage houses in the Pine Rivers Shire and have won prizes for these at the Pine Rivers Show some years back.
I am a member of the Redcliffe Art Society and the Moreton Bay Arts Council. I have had private tutoring since exhibiting in the Pine Rivers show and attend regular workshops and seminars held at the Redcliffe Art Society. My preferred medium is pastel however I work with ink, watercolour, oil and acrylic. Currently I am enjoying discovering mixed media in acrylics and exploring new possibilities.
I have been accepted in many art competitions, such as The Caboolture Artisans’ Group, RAS Members’ Exhibition, RASart Exhibition of Excellence, Matthew Flinders Art Awards (Bribie Island Art Society), the Bluewater Art Festival (Sandgate Art Society) and the RNA (Ekka) Show. My work is regularly hung at the Ox Restaurant, Margate, the Seaside Artists’ Gallery in Redcliffe Parade and the showcase at the Kippa Ring Shopping Centre.
I have my share of sales which is encouraging. I hope you enjoy my work.