Artist, Teacher, Art Therapist.
initially trained in painting, printmaking and ceramics at the National Art
School (ESTC), Sydney, with involvement in small exhibitions of figurative
drawings and etchings as well as large scale paintings featuring visual
narratives of nudes and animals in juxtaposition.
An extensive career
in art education, in Australia and Asia, had shifted focus in the last few
decades. However, this experience, as well as further travel, has informed the
exploration of themes related to the human condition. More recent training and
work as an art therapist, along with a
return to studio practice, has renewed an appreciation of the sensory and
therapeutic qualities of art media and the expressive, tactile quality of paint
Themes in painting and clay work have continued
to make reference to the patterns of our existence; acknowledging our search for
harmony and balance in our internal systems and our relationship with the world