I don't know where it comes from, this feeling that I just 'have' to put brush to canvas? It is such a luxury that I now have the time to pursue my muse. Twenty years ago I moved to live permanently on our farm in Aireys Inlet, near the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Living in the middle of some 750 acres, surrounded by Australian bush with its kangaroos, wedge tailed eagles, kookaburras and other numerous bird life, cattle and horses, not to mention the occasional snake, and only five minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches Australia has to offer, I do not have to go far for inspiration for my work.
1995: Attended oil painting classes in Geelong , Victoria under Robyn Kittelty-Redman and began painting seriously part-time.
2001: Travelled to Italy with Margaret Cowling, a member of Melbourne ’s top twenty watercolourists, to study and paint plein-air in Florence , Venice , Rome and Lucca .
2003 Travelled to Darwin then to Kakadu and Litchfield National Park on a fourteen-day painting trip
2004: Painting to Cape York, painting "en plein-air" to the top of Australia
2006 Travelled through The Kimberleys' painting plein-air.
2007 Painting in France – Paris and the Dordogne (Bordeaux) Valley. Also London
2011: Travelled to Santorini, then joined a painting tour through Turkey with Ev Hales.
Travelled through Sicily on a painting tour with Maggie Cowling and David Disher.
1999: Won “Highly Commended Oil Painting” at Anglesea Art Show.
2006: Won ‘Best Oil” at Anglesea Art Show.
2007: Won “Best Oil" Anglesea Art Show.
2008: Won "Best Oil" for "Urquart Beach" at the Anglesea Art Show
2009: Won "Peoples Choice" at Lorne Art Show also "Best Oil" for "Riagamore" at Anglesea Art Show
2010: Won "Honourable Mention" at Angair Art Exhbition for "Coolomon Tree", also "Best Pastel" of "Eagle Rock" at the Anglesea Art & Craft Show.
2008 Won "Highly Commended" at the Birregurra Art Show
Won "Best Painting of the Show" at the Anglesea Art & Craft Show.
2013: Won "Highly Commended" at St. Kevins' Art Show for watercolour "Ali Baba & Leila".
Won "First Prize" in the Painting Section of the Birregurra Art Show for "Reflections"
Won "Best Acrylic Painting" at the Anglesea Art Show for "Towards Eagle Rock".
2015: "Best Acrylic" at the Anglesea Art Show for "Wintery Reflections".
Won "Peoples' Choice at Lorne Lions Easter Art Show for "Getting Ready"
Won "Highly Commended" at Birregurra Art Show for "Ocean View" (Acrylic) & "Forest Meanderings" (w/c)
Finalist in the ANL Art Prize at the Mission to Seafarers Exhibition at the Docklands.
Won "Best Acrylic" at the Anglesea Art Show for "Down the Coast"
Finalist in the ANL Art Prize at the Mission to Seafarers Maritime Exhibition at the Docklands.
2017: Won "Best Painting of the Show" at Anglesea Art show for "Days Gone By" (Acrylic)
Won "Highly Commended" and "Peoples Choice" at the Birregurra Art Show for "The Girls" (Oil)
Won "Best Acrylic" for "The Red Buouy" at the Anglesea Art show
Finalist in the ANL Art Prize at the Mission to Seafarers Maritime Exhbition at the Docklands Melbourne
2019 Won "Best OIl" at Lorne Easter Lions Art Show for "The Swing Bridge".
2002: Exhibited and sold in Lucca , Italy . Then held a solo exhibition (“At Home and Away”), at the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottages in Aireys Inlet.
2003: Solo exhibtion (“At Home and Away”) at the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottages in Aireys Inlet.
Took hanging space in “Eagle’s Nest Fine Art Gallery”, Aireys Inlet. Her work can be viewed there.
2005: Participated in a combined exhibition with Beverley Corridas and Janet Fitzpatrick (Town ‘n’ Country) at the Victorian Artists Society Galleries in Melbourne .
Works her own plein-air studio on Federal Street , Aireys Inlet, at the Ligthouse Stables Cafe when weather permits. Paintings are hung around the Stables, easel is set up , and paintings begun. Many paintings are sold and many tales are told. .
2008: Solo exhibition at the "Victorian Artist Society" galleries in Melbourne, "An Artists' Journey"
2012: April 27-May 8, solo exhibition at the Victorian Artists Society Galleries "Santorini, Italy,Turkey & More"
2014: Held solo exhibition at "Eagles Nest fine Art Gallery" in Aireys Inlet.
2016: Commissioned to paint 12 watercolur paintings by the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Icecreamery of whose images will be used as the packaging on their gourmet range of chocolates.
2018: Employed by Geelong Art Society tutor for their watercolour & oil painting classes.
2019: April - Solo exhibition at Eagles' Nest fine Art Gallery, Aireys Inlet. "Blue Illusions"
July - solo exhibition at Victorian Artists' Society, East Melbourne. "Travelling Brushes"
August - joint exhbition of watercolours - "The Colour of Water at 101 Ryrie art Gallery, Geelong.
2020: Exhibiting paintings in Eagles' Nest fine Art Gallery, Aireys Inlet.
Teaching watercolour & oil painting classes on line due to Covid virus
October – finalist in Maritime Art Prize and painting sold on line.
Paril – Solo exhibition at Eagles’ Nest Fine Art Gallery , Aireys Inlet.
Showing the single artwork