TITLES: Full Member – MSWPS (Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors)
Full Member – VAS (Victorian Artists Society)
Full Member – AGRA (Australian Guild of Realist Artists)
Full Member – WSV (Watercolour Society of Victoria)
I was born in Melbourne in 1944 and lived in the Bayside suburbs. I always loved to draw and paint.
I began life drawing whilst doing a fashion design course at RMIT, and pursued life drawing Workshops whenever possible.
I began training in art with Ron Crawford in tonal oil painting in the late 1970’s. I then studied watercolour with David Taylor and later watercolour and life drawing with Margaret Cowling at the Victorian Artist’s Society in East Melbourne. I continue to do many workshops with notable Australian and American artists whenever possible.
Around 2001 I began teaching watercolour and life drawing at the VAS. I was also teaching at my rented studio space in Hampton. I resigned from teaching at the VAS when I moved to live on our property at Bonnie Doon.
When I moved to the country in the early 2000’s I was able to build my long dreamed of studio, where I am currently conducting a watercolour class, portrait group and life drawing group weekly.
I am a signatory member of VAS, Fellow of AGRA and a member of MSWPS and the Watercolour Society. I exhibit at VAS, AGRA, and MSWPS along with local art shows.
2016 Mansfield Art Gallery Group Exhibition
Changing Perspectives – Malvern Arts Society Malvern Victoria
Mansfield 3 Faces (selected)
All seasonal AGRA exhibitions
All seasonal V.A.S exhibitions
2017 Best Pastel – Kenneth Jack Drawing Award AGRA
2015 Best Local Artist – Mansfield Hospital Art Show
Best Pastel – Wangaratta Rotary
Best Australian Seascape – Hamilton Rotary
2014 Most popular pastel – Strathbogie Art show
Winner – Spring Arts Festival Mansfield
Best Figure Portrait – King Valley Show
2013 Best in Show – Milawa Art Show
2012 Winner – Mansfield 3 Faces
2011 Winner – Kenneth Jack Drawing Award AGRA
2010 Winner – Mansfield 3 Faces
2007 Winner – Kenneth Jack Drawing Award AGRA
2005 – 2017 Watercolour, Life Drawing and Portraiture – Killara Studio
2001 – 2004 Life Drawing and Watercolour – Classes at the V.A.S