Contemporary Abstract Painter
Inspired by colour, texture and mother nature, I create semi-abstract landscapes representing my local and regional surroundings. I have developed my own fluid process of layering using a mix of mediums: acrylic, ink, dry pigments, and water. I am definitely deeply influenced by my study of art therapy, the natural environment, mountains, bushlands and the coast.
I am very lucky to have my studio situated on Jerrabomberra Mountain with magnificent views to the Nations Capital, the Brindabella Ranges and the Great Australian Snowy Mountains, a extremely peaceful place of natural beauty. I also love spending as much time as possible traveling to the South Coast on weekends, watching the forever changing landscapes, the depth of colour of the ocean waters, and falling light unique to our pristine coastline and hinterland.
MARI Mandala, Seattle USA
2011 Art Therapy Model: Mandala Assessment Research Instrument Certification Levels 1&2
Initiatic Art Therapy School Melbourne
2007 - 2009 Certificate Initiatic Art Therapy
Australian National University School of Art
2003 - 2005 Observation & Expression in Drawing, Portrait & Figure Painting
Parsons School of Design New York
1995 - 1998 Graphic Design & Advertising
Brisbane Institute of Art
1990 - 1992 Art History and Drawing
Artist in Residence
I have been artist in residence at Darryl's Den Disability Art Studio Canberra for 5 years!
You will find me there 2 days a week, I help paint, instruct art classes, curate art shows and design art programs.......anything they need really! Such a wonderful privillage to work with this non-profit community service group.
ABN 80 526 131 677
Member of ACATA: The Australian Creative Arts Therapies Association
ACT Government Education & Training LSA AGS No.82727042
WWVP registration no: 0000020756
WWC registration no: 0514429E