Imagine fantastical worlds colliding with reality
My work is inspired by wild life, especially birds in their environment, and the nature of things in everyday life.
Repetitive pattern and shape, particularly multiple spheres dominate my work. And the extravagant use of colour. The sphere is usually the beginning of everything in the Universe. The creative process allows me to explores connections between flora, fauna and all life forms that inhabit this sphere we call Earth. Intricate and delicate forms intertwine in my work, just as my reality and my imagination blend onto the canvas or paper.
My work is an imagined recreation of past memories and experiences, particularly the experiences I had as a free range child growing up immersed in the Australian bush.
Above all I want to express a feeling of joy and happiness.
Acquired works by the Dean Collection USA and by private collectors throughout the world.
Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra NSW
19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast Qld
Gallery Beneath, Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast, QLd
2014 Advanced Diploma Visual Arts, Nambour Tafe Qld
2014 Diploma Visual Arts, Tewantin Tafe Qld
2013 Certificate 4 Visual Arts, Tewantin Tafe Qld
2017 Colours of the spirit, 19Karen Contemporary Artspace. Gold Coast, Qld
2018 4x4 Exhibition, September. Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, NSW
2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize Exhibition 25k. Stanthopre Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, QLD
2018 Works on Paper, Exhibition.February. Fellia Melas Gallery Woollahra, NSW
2017 Affordable Art, Small Paintings & Sculptures.November. Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, NSW
2017 Spring Exhibition, Fellia Melas Gallery, Woollahra, NSW
2017 Affordable art , small paintings and sculptures. March. Fellia Melas Galley, Woollahra, NSW
2016 Trailblazing Women of Herstory, Neospace gallery. Melbourne, Vic
2016 30th Annual Downlands art exhibition Toowoomba, Qld
2016 19 KAREN Directors Choice group exhibition #2. Gold Coast Qld
2015 19 KAREN Artists-General exhibition Sofitel Hotel, Gold Coast Qld
2014 emergencE, gallery one Nambour Qld
2014 Migration, gallery space Tafe Tewantin Qld
2014 Match Box, gallery space Tafe Tewantin Qld
2014 Deconstruction, gallery space Tafe Tewantin Qld
2013 Cert 4 final year exhibition, gallery space Tafe Tewantin Qld
2013 SCAP T3, Butter Factory Cooroy Qld
2013 Essence of the coast, Eumundi markets Qld
2013 Nambour public library, Nambour Qld
2013 Body art exhibition, Eumundi Qld
2018 Stanthorpe 25K Art prize, Stanthorpe. Finalist
2014 emergencE, gallery one. Sunshine Coast. Body of work. Winner
2014 emergencE, gallery one. Sunshine Coaast. People's choice award. Winner