1987 -89 Diploma in Fine Art (painting) with Distinction, Claremont School of Art, Perth, WA
1981- 84 Registered General Nurse, Guys Hospital, London
2017 Designed, created and installed a stained glass mosaic for Geraldton Cathedral, WA, Baptistry pool. 13 panels in octagonal pool with steps. Heading a team of 4 artists.
2016 Created a 3 x 5ft mosaic in stained glass for the Brahmastan in a private home in Cape Cod, USA
2012 Designed Mural for Fremantle Market St.
2008 Series of murals around pool and gardens, private home, Los Gatos, California
2007 Wrap around entire room mural, private home, Los Gatos, California
2001 Private commissions for creating sacred spaces in gardens with mosaics.
1998 Percent for Art commission, created a 2 x 8m mural for the Mandurah Hospital Children’s Ward.
1998 Co-ordinated a mosaic with unemployed youth through Fremantle Council
1996 Barking Theatre Company poster and all publicity for the inaugural Perth International Children’s Festival.
1995 Created an image for the Mosfest Poster for Mosman Park Council.
1995 Commissioned by restaurant owners, to design piazza area in Market St, Fremantle.
1995 Commissioned by Sandrino Café, Fremantle to redesign and create interior and exterior of restaurant and construct two 12m length mosaic on interior walls and decorative elements in floor in steel, brass and ceramic.
2014 Solo Exhibition ,Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA.2012 Group exhibition 30 paintings in 30 days Montissori
2004 Solo Exhibition ‘Aspects of the Heart’ Kidogo Art Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australiac2001
2000 Group Exhibition Gadfly Gallery Exhibition Dalkeith, Perth, Western Australia.
2000 Solo Exhibition ”The Journey of the Black Madonna” Moores Building, Fremantle, suspended boat installation, paintings
1993 Beaver Galleries, Canberra; Cintra Galleries, Brisbane
1992 Griffith Park Gallery, Murwillumbah Riverhouse Galleries, QLD
1991 Warana Festival Exhibition Brisbane, Queensland
1989 New Editions Gallery, Fremantle, WA Perth Festival Fringe Festival Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
1989 Co-ordinator of Chinese Tiennnamen Square Exhibition Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
1988 Matilda Bay Exhibition, Western Australia Red Cross, Perth.
2014 Designed and wrote “The Nature of Love” Paintings and meditative poems
2010 Illustrated novel jacket for “The Adventures of Charlie and Moon” by Martin Meader
2006 Illustrated the novel, “A Young Orangutan Living in a Loving Home,” by Esther Kerr.
2016 Coordinated and taught with 240 children, aged 3 to 14 to create a group mural in Beehive Montessori, Mosman Park, Perth.
2015 Ran series of art workshops with Drawn Together Team in Dhaka, Bangladesh through UNAIDS for communities that are affected by HIV
2008-2014 Ran weekly art classes at Fremantle Multicultural Centre with Migrants and Refugees to release creative self, find identity, and promote well-being, inner strength and resilience.
2001-3 Artist in Residency at Beehive Montessori School. Creating sculptural costumes in paper mâché and found objects, 10 ft sculptures for Fremantle Festival parade. First prize.
2004 Artist in Residency at Beehive Montessori School. Creating mosaic garden and play areas with school community.
2001 Commissioned by the Real Sing Choir in Fremantle Art Centre to create vertical 1000 candle backdrop for Performances.
2001 Facilitated painting and drawing workshops with aboriginal elders and post grad ECU students to help express their life’s journey through art
Painting and Drawing Courses
I have been designing and facilitating weekend workshops and 5 – 8 week courses since 2008 until the present; from Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle, my Home Studio in East Fremantle and Santa Cruz, California from 2008 -10
The courses run in two veins;
Art skills: There is an emphasis on visual conversation in colour, light, tone, mark making, creative expression in oils, acrylics, pastel and mixed media.
Creative expression of the heart: with more emphasis on expression than skill, to release creative self, open the heart, find identity, create life purpose, promote well-being, inner strength, alignment and resilience. I have 35 years of experience in meditation and often use guided meditation as a way of accessing inner wisdom, peace and symbolism for artwork.
Art Retreats and Tours
2020 Organised and facilitated an art and yoga residency in Dunsborough Hills and Cape Leeuwin National Park with the major component being art; as an inner expression in the studio and as colour and light studies plein air.
2010 – 20 Organised and facilitated 17 Art and Yoga retreats in Ubud, Munduk and Pemuteran in Bali, the major component being art with creative expression in the studio and plein air.
2016 Organised and facilitated an art tour in Cinque Terra, and Tuscany, Italy with daily creative expression in the studio or plein air.
2016 – 19 Co-hosted six, 15 day art tours with Lakshmi Tours in Rajasthan, India, which involved off the beaten track connection with local artisans and daily creative expression through mixed media.