The lines between art, life and work are blurred - art connects to life experiences. My work is influenced by previous ‘lives’ I’ve had, places I’ve been to and people I’ve met.
I like the fact that all aspects of my life are inter-related and I realize that this blurring is essential for my well being. Making art and teaching are closely connected. One feeds the other, so that I still enjoy teaching workshops as ideas can be developed through the teaching process.
The studio is a place of refuge (and often chaos), but there is always a place to go, a place where I can expand, invent or follow through ideas that have emerged in the night...
Travel, which includes artists’ residencies, is important to me. Being exposed to other cultures and environments has influenced me to see and to respond in different ways.
exhibitions coming soon or currently showing that include my work:
27 August - 2 September 2012
Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra ACT
23 - 29 August 2012
Geelong Grammar School, VIC
Prints by 8 Australian and 8 Italian artists
22 August - 20 September 2012
FCA Gallery, University of Wollongong
showing concurrently in Città di Castello, Umbria, Italy
RECYCLED LIBRARY : Altered Books see images HERE
New South Wales State Library
June – August 2011
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
V1 International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art,
Xalapa, Mexico. May - June 2011
Entre Deux – with Diana Brennan see images HERE
July 22 – August 20 2011