I make things for the joy of it. Images are made using collage, pen and ink, oil pastels, water colour, acrylic, found objects and post-consumer paper reused from a variety of sources, subject to physical and digital manipulation. My current passion is sketching, collage in all shapes and sizes, and mixed media featuring oil pastels. There is humour, humility and a strong notion of the absurd in collage and mixed media work – as things are shape shifted and transformed into unlikely new beings.
Art making is part of my way of staying well in the world, making sense of it, and appreciating it. It is part of my self care as an art therapist. It is also an important part of my coaching practice: by spending time on what I love doing, simply for how it makes me feel, I hope to model the benefits of pursuing their dreams for my coaching clients.
I have exhibited in group shows at Pine Street, Gallery Red and At the Vanishing Point, my zine ‘a week in review’ is available for sale from Sticky Institute in Melbourne, and I convene the collaborative blog making groovy things. I gift work to strangers as part of the Art Abandonment movement, and enjoy being part of artist trades and swaps.
Work for sale and commissions
I love it when people love what I make.
If you would like to buy a pice of artwork from these pages, or order a commission, I would be delighted! Most of the artworks and photos on this site are mine and available as art prints (except for student works). Get in touch via the Contacts page for more information.
I love flowers, and I love taking flowers of flowers. Not just any photos but up-close, in love, light drenched, shadow weary photos of bursting, peeking, scuffed, radiant, glorious flowers. I go through phases of trying to take one photo a day of a flower that I think really captures the moment of that flower, the … Continue reading Flower photos
This series of artworks feature collage and oil pastel. It was my first foray into oil pastel and I discovered the joy of translucent bold colour, as well as the messy confused smudging and blending provide. The monsters express anxiety, defiance, joy, and many other monster-y emotions. .
Crayon and pastel drawings on the textured surfaces of old cloth-covered book covers. I love old books! It pains me to see them for sale for a few dollars and not having a good home to go to. When the books seem damaged or so obscure they are unlikely to be read, I will sometimes … Continue reading Book cover images
These are some recent works as I re-engage with sketching from ‘real life’ – and experimenting with pen, ink, gouache and watercolour wash. These are really bold, and I enjoy the feeling of freedom of drawing straight onto the page with pen. I don’t always ‘like’ the images that result in terms of finding them … Continue reading Sketching
Inspired by Teesha Moore’s work I enjoyed creating my own quirky people made up frankenstein style of various objects and faces. These were my first in this style and i think my technique has developed quite a lot since then, I’m still rather fond of these – they feel like old friends. Using paint and … Continue reading Collage people
This range began its days at a kitchen bench in an old shack near the beach, in Bawley Point. Inspired by beach, gardens and the gentle calm of repetition, the range features flowers in profusion, and an array of spots, dots and tile-like patterns. It is made of carefully chosen coloured patches cut from unlikely … Continue reading Spots & Flowers