I was born in Sydney and spent my childhood living close to the banks of the Parramatta River. I relocated to the Adelaide Hills in the early 1980’s, and currently live in beautiful Coromandel Valley. At first I found the landscape around Adelaide stark and monotonous, after the East Coast colours of sandstone, bushland, ocean and harbour. I’ve since developed an appreciation for the worn, ancient vistas of South Australia.
After a number of years working as a primary school teacher, I decided to follow my passion and study Visual Arts. I completed my Bachelor Degree in 2001, majoring in painting and drawing, and since then I have taught painting at tertiary level and worked in several art galleries in Adelaide. I work in a variety of media and methods, including paint, fabric, printmaking, drawing and installation works.
I have shown my work in many group art exhibitions in Adelaide and regional South Australia. I am a member of the T’Arts Collective, located in Gays Arcade in the city, and also a member of Concertina, a group of Adelaide based artists who regularly mount innovative and collaborative exhibitions.