Art has always been a passion for me but due to personal circumstances I opted to leave school at 17 and pursue a travel career, hoping to return to my vocation as an artist a little later in life. This took another 40 years and now, I feel that I have at last fulfilled my dream of becoming a self-taught, professional artist.
My work has evolved through various mixed media techniques, from photo transfer, mixed water media, collage and encaustic art (an ancient form of painting with pigmented wax).
I love the challenges and excitement of experimenting with different mediums, changing the style to suit the subject and the effects that I want to create.
I have developed my style to interact with the viewer. I like to keep a sense of mystery within my paintings, for the interpretation to change with each viewer’s own imagination. In this way the painting will always be a source of creative visualisation, possibly changing over time within the viewer’s own thought process.
My latest award was as a finalist in the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition and my artwork Moon Goddess appears in their 2009 Annual.