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Meet the Artist

A little bit about me...


I am a Sunshine Coast local, born in Caloundra and I have spent most of my life here on the coast. I now live in Currimundi not far from my childhood home. 

I started out painting in oils but these days I enjoy working with acrylics. I describe my style of painting as contemporary, abstract and whimsical and my work is heavily influenced by my love of nature.  

Creating art is what makes my heart happy and it gives me solace. I couldn't imagine my life without art or painting. Each painting is a little piece of 'me' carefully captured on the canvas.

My artwork has been exhibited at Caloundra Library (2013 & 2014) and McCotter's Heart of the Art gallery, Woombye (2013). I was awarded 2nd prize for my painting titled "Dragonfly Ripples' in the Art Me Gallery 'Winter Warmer' art competition (2012). My artwork was published in the coffee table book 'Amazing Australian Artists' by Art Me Gallery (2014). My 'Sunflowers' workshop was featured in Tamarind Magazine (online 2014).