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that finishing touch
of just the right glint of light in a lions eye
soaking it all in
Is it good enough?
we always will be our harshest critics”
As a 16 year old I struggled with depression, as a consequence leaving High School during 10th Grade but finishing Matric through home schooling. During this difficult period my mom encouraged me to get a hobby. My sister was the one who loved art and one day I started fiddling around with her oil paints, much to her dismay. My first attempts were hideous but through my mom’s eyes they were perfect. I don’t know what she saw in those first few, maybe it’s just a mother’s biased view, but I know that if it wasn’t for her prodding me on I would have left my brushes to gather dust long ago.
Today almost 19 years on I’m a Contemporary Realist working in oil and watercolour, much more comfortable in my media of choice. Painting has become my passion and I can’t imagine life without it.
I’m inspired by the everyday beauty that surrounds us. In painting, I am absorbed by what I see, feel and experience. I enjoy painting anything and everything, I look at life around me and almost get a feeling of slight panic as I find there is still so much that I want to paint.
Exhibitions & Awards
2020 Victor Harbor Art Show – South Australia
2019 “Spring In My Step” The Painted Poodle Art Studio
2019 Opening My Own Studio – The Painted Poodle Art
2019 Finalist -9th Solar Art Prize “Caring For Our Planet”
2018 Royal Adelaide Show – First Prize Blue Ribbon
2018 “Drovers Best Mate” Featured on Chanel 7 “House Rules”
2018 Received Two Commendations at the Royal South Australian Society Of Arts “New Beans” Exhibition
2017 Victor Harbor Art Show – South Australia
2016 Pepper Street Arts Centre – The Arts Of The Month July – Adelaide
2016 Pepper Street Arts Centre – The Arts Of Gardens Group Exhibition
2016 Glenside Lions Club Annual Art Show – Adelaide
2015 The Worth Gallery – Adelaide Oval Exhibition
2015 1st Prize Blue Ribbon – The Royal Adelaide Show
2014 The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize – Finalist
2014 Heysen Art Prize Interpretation of place – Finalist
2014 Glenelg Art Gallery – Solo Exhibition
2014 Royal Adelaide Show – First Prize Blue Ribbon
2014 SALA Solo Exhibition Thorn Clarke Winery
2014 The Geoffrey Stapleton Gallery
2014 The Regal Theatre Adelaide – Solo Exhibition
2014 Pepper Street Arts Centre Wild & Wonderful
2013- Glenelg Art Gallery – Adelaide
2013-14 Artworx Gallery – Goolwa
2013 Royal Adelaide Show – 3rd Prize Winner Oil Paints Category
2013 Seppeltsfield ArtSpace – Solo Exhibition 2013 Glenside
2013 Lions Club Annual Art Show
2013 Adelaide Fringe Crazy For Cats Exhibition
2012- Pepper Street Arts Centre – Adelaide