Oh you’re an artist, so what sort of art do you do?
Mmm I always have problems with this one.
I’ve exhibited series of nudes, abstracts, stone angels, leafy sea dragons, birds, cars, crazy creatures even a Red Riding Hood series and Artists’ Books. 2D and 3D work in so many different mediums.
|'Boundaries' Exhibition, Gallery M|
I love charcoal and conte, all the different paints and inks, polymer clay, wire, textiles, metal, photography and now resin (plus a whole heap of bits & bobs that go with them & not). I could describe myself as a mixed media artist but I don’t feel like I fit that category either, I just like doing them all.
|Guardians of the Arboretum 'Bird' Exhibition Red Poles Gallery|
Then I have what I call my product line that I started selling at the markets and now sell in several shops. Screen printed toys and creatures, aprons, birdy books & Christmas plushies as well as acrylic paintings of cartoony animals and people.
I could blame Art College for not taking one track but I think it’s just my personality. I studied a year of Textile Design at O’Halloran Hill Visarts, loved it and decided to stay on and continue with a Bachelor of Visual Arts & Applied Design. I majored in print making with intaglio copper etching and collagraghs my favorite; my other studios were life drawing, oil painting and Photopolymer printmaking. My kids were 3 and 5 when I started and were very happy to have a mum without homework when I graduated in 2004.
|A couple of Galahs|