Producing art for most of my life and painting professionally for the past ten years.
My art reflects everything that is Australian, from animals and trees to the red dirt and sky, using traditional colours and involving a range of tones to create depth.
Nature has always been a huge presence in my life. Born in Warrawong but growing up in regional NSW the bush was my backyard. Spending most of my childhood days in the remote region of Bourke exploring the bush and have fond memories of fishing and catching frogs with my younger brother on the banks of the beautiful Darling River.
I am a Wiradjuri woman who paints this amazing land as I see it.
My art is typically my culture and through it I am grounded and connected to who I am and where I’m from…by this creative process I am me.
Working in layers beginning with researching my topic, learning all there is to know about food, habitat, breeding habits etc. The creation of a background is formed on this information and depicts its environment; the ocean, a river or the bark from a tree. A tattoo like image of the subject is set out on canvas, and finally the addition of detail, focusing on the animals’ anatomy.
It brings me great joy to know that people often walk away from my works with a different perspective and knowledge that they may not have known before and that every time my paintings are viewed, many find something new.