My passion for art started at a very young age and I have been very fortunate to be able to pursue my practice as well as develop and encourage the next generation of artists through my professional career as a high school Visual Arts teacher.
I am highly influenced by John Olsen and the deep engagement he has with the Australian landscape. His abstracted view and reflection of our ever-changing space inspires me to explore the intense richness of colour and intricate detail of the landscape.
My works invite the audience to explore and to feel a sense of belonging. The aerial view perspective suggests a whimsical journey of exploration, calmness and tranquility, intuitively created out of my distinctive visualizations. My works reflect the love I have for our vast space, a place of wild imagination and natural bewilderment.
The medium I use is a combination of gouache, ink, watercolour and rock salt. I am intrigued by the way the inks react to the salts as I allow the inks to run in an uncontrolled way to create the structure of my works. Intricate detail and pattern is then applied to capture the sensitivity and expressive qualities I feel from that particular place.