After working in administrative and customer service positions for many years I studied Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft Certificate III at Bega TAFE and graduated in December 2009. Upon completion I was awarded the Illawarra TAFE Student Association Encouragement Award. I was also selected as a finalist in the 2009 Country Energy Countryscapes prize with a small acrylic (30cm x 30cm) titled Candelo Crossing which was on the cover of the 2009 Lismore Regional Gallery Countryscapes catalogue and also featured in the 2009 RM Williams Australian Outback Magazine Oct/Nov issue.
In 1992 I worked as an Arts Assistant where I was responsible for helping to teach children from Kinder to Year 6 at Wolumla Primary School (1 day per week) using part of the curriculum at the time and incorporating my own and the children’s ideas. Some of the children’s work was then exhibited at the JR Kirkland Art Prize that year.
I continue to draw and paint from home and hope to have my first solo exhibition in the not too distant future.
2009 Country Energy Art Prize: Lismore Regional Gallery
2010 Country Energy Art Prize: Chifley Tower, Sydney
2009 Candelo Observed, The Crossing Gallery, Candelo
1993 John Balmain Portrait Prize, Bega Valley Regional Gallery