I am an abstract artist living in Brisbane, Australia with my husband and two daughters. I paint abstract landscapes and find it a joyful, peaceful escape where I get to create something beautiful.
One of my favourite moments are when I deliver an artwork to my client and see it hung up on the wall in its forever home. I see the affect it has on the people who live there, I see my art coming to life and doing its job. It’s this final moment where the artwork comes to its place where I feel most happy. The piece is given its true purpose and meaning – it’s given context, dimension and visual impact in a the space.
The places I most frequently visit in nature are usually what inspires me to paint. From references of the precarious granite outcrops of Girraween National Park and the majestic coastal beauty of Yuraygir, to the captivating views of the sky and mountains from the verandah of my home. I love to see how paintings inspired from nature infuse spaces with positive energy. I have always felt that the natural world rejuvenates us.
Each abstract landscape that I paint is created through a process of layering paint and experimenting with composition, mark-making and the colour palette. I always seek to express an ephemeral sense of balance, depth and luminosity – my art is often moody and sensorial and imbued with ideas of transience and renewal. Essentially, I create emotive works with broad interpretive scope that invite people to reflect and enrich their everyday lives.
As an abstract artist in Brisbane, I work with clients looking for something special for their home, and businesses after statement pieces for their public spaces and offices. I create art that complements the unique natures of each space and the lives associated with it. I also have customers interstate and overseas.
I enjoy working with clients on a commissioned basis, as well as creating my own bodies of work. Often the idea of commissioning artworks feels both attractive and daunting. I find great pleasure in guiding clients through the commission process and am always happy to discuss ideas or chat about how a specific painting might work in a space.
After winning the Art Award in my senior year of high school, I completed a Diploma in Art (Interior Design) at the Queensland College of Art. I worked in the design industry for number of years before moving to Canberra and completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts (with Honours) at the Australian National University. I later lived and worked in London for many years before returning to Brisbane with my young family.
This depth of study and experience has given me a broad range of visual art and design skills.