I have more than 40 years experience in Visual Arts as an award-winning multi-media exhibiting practitioner, educator, and published researcher.
My inspirations and motivations as an artist come from my training in graphic design and visual arts, my love of Egyptology, the landscape, political issues and travel experiences.
Studio practice and research focus on ancient Egyptian art and postmodern painting. The passage of art traditions, processes, technologies, techniques and innovations provide an historical framework and context for my mixed media works. I enjoy the challenges of printmaking, photography, jewellery and painting.
My interests also relate to the pursuit and processes of art. (e.g. Child exploitation in art processes/freedom of expression/gender bias & censorship). I research and visually investigate political aspects of visual arts and the differing forms and needs of art expression throughout history, to blend contemporary thought with ancient traditions.
Graphic Design (National Art School/Sydney College of the Arts)
B.A. (Visual Arts) Photography & Jewellery (SCA)
Grad. Dip. Ed. (Secondary Visual Arts) (Sydney University)
Master of Education (Creative Arts) (UNSW)
LLB & Grad. Dip. Legal Prac. (UOW)
I am presently teaching jewellery and gold/silversmithing, and researching for a Doctorate in Creative Arts (USQ)
Visual art acquired by purchase – Australian
Visual art acquired by selection – State Library/Mitchell Library of NSW;
Visual art acquired by selection – Westpac Museum The Rocks, Sydney.