I live in Leeton, New South Wales, Australia. It’s a beautiful place to be; it’s where I feel strong connections to community and family.
I am a mother, a daughter, a wife, a listener.
As an adult, I rediscovered the healing power of Intuitive Painting, of painting with intention, and of painting outside the lines. In living life and creating art, I step past the safe place, I have to be vulnerable, and I try new things. I love exploring and wondering “what if?”
What if instead of turning right, I turn left and find a whole new world to explore? My art has led me to believe in possibility.
I am inspired by nature, other people, life, colour and the physical act of painting itself. I practice courage – every day.
Creating is essential to my spirit.
It is a meditation during which time stops, and it is as vital as taking my next breath.
I make art in layers based on my feelings and intuition. If I feel it, I go for it. I try to not get too attached to certain areas of a painting. Sometimes in the layering, I even cover my favourite bit up on purpose. If I don’t do this occasionally, I am staying safe and limiting the potential of what the piece could be if I dare to let go.
I believe by showing up and creating from my true self.
I am being the real me.
My studio is my favourite place to be.
It is a beautiful place, created at the bottom of my garden and built with intention. It’s the space I go to take time and find connections.
There is a wall of windows that look out to the garden, a highlight window from which I can watch the sunrise and a leadlight feature in the doorway corner that was created for me by my dad.
Vibrant Encaustic tiles were laid in a pattern on the floor, and an old laundry tub was found behind a shed for the water to wash my brushes.
Prizes & Achievements
UnEarthed Art Prize
Art to Art, Melbourne
Penny Paniz Art Prize
Penny Paniz Art Prize
8 things about me
I am a wife, mum, daughter, sister, friend and listener.
I can get lost in an art store or a bookshop for hours and can’t be trusted to ever come back out of my own accord.
I love bright coloured clothes, flowers and all quirky things that bring happiness.
I am a coffee shop addict.
I practice courage – every day.
My favourite place to be is in my art studio, painting with the music up loud and the warm winter sunshine on my skin.
I love exploring and wondering “what if?” What if instead of turning right, I turn left and find a whole new world to explore?
I believe in you, your courage, your spirit, your power.