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As a child to European parents who had a love of the arts I was surrounded by writing, painting, music, theater and food.
It was inevitable for me that I went into art school. I completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree at City Art Institute (Alexander Mackie) in Sydney and then pursued a career in animation.
Over the 25 years of working in animation my artistic skills developed and in between productions I explored other creative avenues such as sewing, knitting, printmaking, mixed media and doll making.
My mixed media paintings are inspired by the environment: city, bush, suburbia and rural.
They all impart an emotion or a memory which could be from childhood or history, a story evolves in my mind and the canvas becomes like a stage for all my characters to act out.
The little figure that appears often in my paintings expresses a childlike innocence and wonderment at the world…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 14
  • Joined January 13, 2006

Favorite materials

cloth, rusty nails, buttons, coffee, wax, paint, paper, wool, felt

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About

As a child to European parents who had a love of the arts I was surrounded by writing, painting, music, theater and food.
It was inevitable for me that I went into art school. I completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree at City Art Institute (Alexander Mackie) in Sydney and then pursued a career in animation.
Over the 25 years of working in animation my artistic skills developed and in between productions I explored other creative avenues such as sewing, knitting, printmaking, mixed media and doll making.
My mixed media paintings are inspired by the environment: city, bush, suburbia and rural.
They all impart an emotion or a memory which could be from childhood or history, a story evolves in my mind and the canvas becomes like a stage for all my characters to act out.
The little figure that appears often in my paintings expresses a childlike innocence and wonderment at the world around them. The child within us all.
The tools used are pencils, handmade papers, fibers, acrylic paint, different mediums, cutting tools, hammer, found objects and a layer of beeswax is applied on top.
My art dolls are extensions of my painting they are cloth dolls, hand painted sometimes with found objects used for their limbs.
Other dolls I make are vintage- like animal- cloth dolls, coffee- stained with hand embroidered faces and vintage button eyes.
I have had exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania.

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