Hi and welcome! I’m a mum, artist, colouring book creator and creative story writer living and working on the divinely beautiful Worimi country on the Barrington Coast. I’m endlessly inspired by my surroundings and currently exploring a series of still lifes in oils. My formal background is a degree in natural history illustration.
Natural history art you say?? What on earth?
Just that! My art is inspired by my observations & experiences of the natural world. My aim is modest, simply to share my passion for the intricacies & diversity of Mother Nature. I hope my paintings bring you joy ✨🌞🦋🙏 & activate an interest in the wondrous world of nature all around us 🍂
Top 5 achievements I’m most proud of
- Named Great Lakes Artist of the Year
- Awarded a Children’s Literature Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria
- My colouring book: Wildscapes an Australian art therapy colouring book was a sellout!
- Awarded Peoples Choice at the Flair Illustration Awards
- And last, but definitely not least, becoming a mother
I studied a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle, graduated with Distinction and continued formal study with a year of Honours …. followed by several more years to attain a Doctor of Philosophy (Natural History Illustration). And then, no surprises, I burned out. I put too much pressure on myself (for better, for worse, I’m a perfectionist).
I took time out, travelled for six months through Europe, and ended up living and working in Glasgow, Scotland. I gained a wealth of life experience, learned a lot about myself, wrote two books, and returned to Australia reinvigorated. I’m bursting with ideas! Now, I just need to find time to bring them to life 👶😅💗💗
My work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and is represented in private collections in Australia. For a full list of my past exhibitions and awards see 👉 here.
A little trip into my arty archives
And just for a bit of fun, a dip into my artistic archives. Here is a random selection of some of my past illustrations.
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