I am an artist based in Wollongong, NSW, I grew up here between the mountains and the sea. My passion lies in painting with bright and bold colours, Australian native animals, especially birds make up a lot of my inspiration, though my latest body of work is exploring flora. I like to accentuate the hints of colour I see within my subject matter.
I love painting with a palette knife and I use mainly acrylic paints. I love to add texture to the canvas with deliberate strokes that give the subject matter definition without it always being obvious. I am a full time artist working from my home studio, I try and paint almost every day in between looking after 2 school aged children, 3 cats, 2 dogs and 30 fish tanks, you may now get the idea why I am so inspired by animals.
We also do a lot of camping with the kids and I find great inspiration from seeing new sights. I once read a quote that said 'The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul', I am not sure who said it, but it sure resonates with me and it has been a desire I have had my whole life, from winning my first colouring in competition at the age of 2, to the desire that still grows inside of me now. I can't imagine doing anything else for a living after I have been so fortunate to do so well these last few years.