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After completing secondary school I was accepted into Sydney College of the Arts where I majored in photography with minors in painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. Under the tutelage of Steven Lojewski, Rebecca Cummins and Martin Jolly, I graduated with a degree in visual arts.

Descending from a family of teachers, it felt natural to go on to study at the University of Western Sydney to obtain my diploma in art education. My interest in teaching did not end there and I completed studies in special education at the University of New England, graduating with a degree in education.

I taught art at St Clair High School then left Australia to live in Japan and teach English. I returned to Australia and had two children. I found a window of opportunity to study design and was accepted into Sydney Design Institute, majoring in…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 26
  • Joined December 5, 2009

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About

After completing secondary school I was accepted into Sydney College of the Arts where I majored in photography with minors in painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. Under the tutelage of Steven Lojewski, Rebecca Cummins and Martin Jolly, I graduated with a degree in visual arts.

Descending from a family of teachers, it felt natural to go on to study at the University of Western Sydney to obtain my diploma in art education. My interest in teaching did not end there and I completed studies in special education at the University of New England, graduating with a degree in education.

I taught art at St Clair High School then left Australia to live in Japan and teach English. I returned to Australia and had two children. I found a window of opportunity to study design and was accepted into Sydney Design Institute, majoring in costume and set design. Guided by designers extraordinaire, Rod McRae and Julia Levitina, I graduated with a diploma in design.

I was commissioned to design and make numerous wedding gowns and also created a line of bags which were sold in markets and boutiques in Sydney. I opened an Etsy shop which sold bags using my own fabric designs. I was shortlisted along with 19 other emerging designers by the Evie Group to present my work to the public and peers in a series of Designer Talks.

I became the special education teacher at Al Zahra College where I continued to work until I had my third child. I returned to my studies and completed The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, a thorough and detailed course in all things pattern, created by the indefatigable and lovely Rachael Taylor.

I recently completed the enigmatic Lilla Rogers' Make Art that Sells course and have distilled my years of knowledge and skills to develop a body of work that is fun, unique and colourful. I currently have my designs licensed through Keka Case in the USA and am on the lookout to license my artwork in all fields.

I live with my husband and three children in Bondi Beach where I have lived all my adult life and where I derive much of my inspiration.

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