I was born in Canberra and have spent most of my life here.  I have a deep love of the city and its surroundings and relish the change of seasons. Canberra is blessed with four distinct seasons, the most spectacular I would suggest are spring and autumn. Each change is captured in the gardens of the city, both public and private, and delights gardeners and observers alike.

Spring has provided the subject matter for this series of works which are based around Canberra’s festival, Floriade which since starting in the 1980s has become an important part of the city’s vernacular.  For this series of works, I have focused on the unusual, unexpected and quirky aspects of this festival such as the black tulips and their flower bed companions.

I work primarily with paint, painting and drawing, but do work with mixed mediums such as fabrics and textiles too. I have been drawing painting and making things for as long as I can remember and it has always been part of my life.  I love it and have an inbuilt urge to create.

I have many influences, and draw attributes from different artists and mentors to learn new ways of seeing things, rendering subjects, colour or texture, rather than trying to emulate a particular style.  This is always an interesting and at times surprising process. I am also driven but my immediate environment and what I see in my day-today life including the physical environment of Canberra.