My story is that from a young age as an only child I found my happy place immersed in my art. Like a good book, my paints and canvases became my closest friends and a safe haven for this introvert.
As an adult I found my tribe of lovely art friends who I enjoy spending time with, painting, exhibiting and sharing.
It wasn't too long before people were asking me to teach them to paint. I spent many happy years with my students at classes and workshops. One thing led to another and I found myself taking art groups to Europe and retreats within Australia.
Many of these students have progressed to enjoying their art and exhibiting and selling art themselves.
So much for being an introvert!
I have been involved in many group and solo exhibitions and am shown in Vienna and in Italy at the Urbino in Aquarello festival.
A twice finalist in the James Kiwi Watercolour prize and a twice finalist in the Meroogal Women's Art Prize.
My journey continues on this path to follow my passion to paint.
To me it is more than a pass time but a total way of life as important to me as taking my next breath.
My mantra is "paint with heart and soul for that is when the magic happens"