Ceramics had been my artistic outlet for most of my adult life after graduating from Melbourne’s RMIT, with exhibitions in both Victoria and New South Wales.
Having two boys and managing a career in pottery, then decorated wood works, became a case of very late nights and a fast and furious life style. Very enjoyable!
A move from country St Andrews to Eltham decided new adventures. So began my decision to further my painting which had been a number of subjects within my RMIT Ceramics Fellowship Course. Pleasure turned to passion, with now a great love for Suffolk Sheep – those with the inquiring eyes and wonderful black faces – prevalent in both Tasmania and rural Victoria.
Two exhibitions at the Cafe Julia – Melbourne; A couple at the lovely Wine Bar in Eaglemont; and at Bridges Restaurant / Garden World, have seen a progression in my style and my application of the paint.
I still have great challenges ahead, which makes painting so rewarding. I’m sure other painters will agree with this sentiment. It’s what keeps us all aspiring for that illusive “work of art”.