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My Story

I’ve always wanted to be an artist, just like my Dad, as a matter of fact it runs  in the family. I have been incredibly lucky in that I have always been supported and encouraged by my family, whether it be parents, husband, friends or my son.

I was accepted it into the National Art School at 15, and spent the next 5 years learning and immersing myself with arty farty types, they were good times.

When I left art school I thought I would be the next sensational artist to rock the world, I saw myself starving in a garrett and producing work that would affect people’s lives; little did I know :).

When my parents moved to the Gold Coast from Sydney, I had just finished art school and having no money whatsoever, I went with them. With high hopes I carted my portfolio to a gallery in Surfers Paradise, (I think there was only one gallery in Surfers) and was absolutely dumbfounded when told I had no talent and to find another career.
I was devastated – I didn’t/couldn’t touch paint for nearly 10 years.
But somehow ………… my dreams survived that day.

Eventually I started to work again, I had lost many of my skills and I needed to work hard to bring them back. It took quite a few years to get to the stage where I had the confidence to approach a gallery again, but I did – and was offered a solo show. I couldn’t believe my luck!
I felt I’d finally made it – the dream of all artists before on-line galleries was to have their own solo exhibition.

Margaret Olley said that her last  painting was her best painting so there is always a better painting, a better creation to come with your next piece, your next artwork is always going to be better.
To that end I haven’t stopped working and creating and trying for that perfect piece since.

I have quite a focused routine. I’m usually up by 5am and in the studio painting immediately, although I do stop for a coffee on my way. Whether I’m tutoring or working on my own creations, you can usually find me there 12 hours a day, most days.

I love to work with oils, watercolours, inks and the dry mediums like graphite and pastels. I find inspiration and excitement in everything – I’m a little like a kid in a lolly shop when I go to an art supply store (well that’s where you’ll find me if I’m not at my easel) and I simply have to get everything!

My process begins with an image that talks to me and I start to get inspired, my next decision is which medium would work best with my concept, so you see I need all those different materials (at least that’s what I tell my husband) as a result my work is quite diversified – but I believe that is a reflection of our own personalities.

So that’s my story so far, the next chapter is looking exciting!

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Solo Exhibitions

2012 The Nudes – Pauline Evers Fine Art, Toorak VIC

2010 New Works – Pauline Ewers Fine Art, Toorak VIC

2006 Pushing the Boundaries – Bruce Watling Galleries, Southport QLD

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Art Lovers Australia, Southport Gallery, Collectors Edition Exhibition

2021 Art Lovers Australia Southport Gallery, Renewal landscape exhibition

2021 The Space Gallery, Summer Vibes Exhibition

2018 The Morris Art Prize

2018 Artlovers Australia Prize

2018 Lethbridge Small Scale Award

2018 Coast To Country – 10 Women Artists

2010 /21 d’arcy Doyle Art Awards

2008 The Mortimore Art Prize and Traveling Exhibition

2002 Society of Sculptors Gold Coast,


2021 Home Design Magazine, November Two page article

2019 Home Design Magazine, September, Artscape section

2018 Home Design Magazine, November full page feature

2018 Artlovers Australia Book, page 6

2018 Art Edit Magazine, Summer Edition issue 16, p 69 and 108

2018 Artsy Shark Autumn, feature artist

2007 Women In Focus Magazine, August feature p39

2006 This Month on the Broadwater, July feature p5

2003 Gold Coast Sun Newspaper, January feature article p10

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Selected Collections & Commissions

2020 Parliament House, Canberra

2020 The Treasury, Canberra

2014 Gold Coast Volunteer Coast Guard

2004/7 Gold Coast Italo Australian Club

2013 Gold Coast City Council, Nerang Library

2012 Nerang Chamber of Commerce

2001 Private collection, Gladstone, Queensland

2000 Private collection, Rockhampton, Queensland

1999 Private collection, London

1998 Private collection, Spain

Selected Awards

2022 Art Lovers Australia, finalist

2021 Bluethumb Art Prize, finalist, sculpture

2021 Art Lovers Australia Prize, finalist

2019 Heritage Bank, Lions Club, Highly Commended

2018 Morris Art Prize, finalist

2018 Artlovers Australia Prize, finalist

2018 Lethbridge Small Scale Award, finalist

2013 d’arcy Doyle Art Awards, Highly commended

2002/5 Sculptors Society, various awards

1998/2015 Gold Coast Show Society, various awards

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Residencies & Highlights

2022 Art Lovers Australia, – Trusted Sellers

2021 Art Lovers Australia – Top 20 Sellers

2018 Art Lovers Australia – popular artist

2018 Bluethumb On Line –  feature/studio artist

2016 Gold Coast City Council Artist showcase

More Information

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