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The beauty and serenity of creation is what draws me to paint. I love to get the feel of the moment whether that is the warmth of the light, the velvet feel of a petal or the fold of a cloth. As a seascape artist I enjoy capturing the movement of the waves and the play of light on the sand. There is something quite spiritual and musical in the ocean. It is the light, the rhythm and the emotion that entices me to paint no matter what the subject.
To paint tones, colours and textures from life is the best way to capture the essence of a landscape, still life or the figure. Being an avid Plein Air painter I am often out and about painting the local scenery. Visit www.pleincrazy.com.au to see schedules of plein air workshops and travel escapes in Australia and overseas.
My recent awards include:
d’Arcy Doyle Landscape awards 2014 – Highly Commended Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular – Finalist 2014
Kenilworth LGI trophy Competition – Landscapes First Prize 2013 Pastel Society of Australia Awards 2013 – People’s Choice
Pastel Society of Australia Awards 2013 – 1st prize Landscape
Pastel Society of Australia Awards 2013 – 2nd prize Still Life
Royal Queensland Art Society Pastel Exhibition 2013 – 2nd prize Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular – Finalist 2013
John Jeffrey Memorial Award 2012 – for Service to the Pastel SocietyRoyal Queensland Show – Seascapes – First Prize 2011
Master Pastellist Status awarded May 2011
Pastel Society of Australia Winner Pastellist of the Year 2010
Pastel Society of Australia General Members Incentive Award – first Prize 2010 Sunshine Coast Show 2009 : Grand Champion ( with a pastel painting)
Australian Artist Magazine – 8 page article. “Capturing Movement and Light in a Seascape” July 2014
Art Edit Magazine – Edition 1 article on designing furniture around an artwork, January 2014
Australian Artist Magazine : 8 page Article portraits. January 2012
Australian Artist Magazine : How Did You Paint That – Seascape March 2011
Seaview Gallery, Moffat Beach current co-operative member.Curator – Yandina Historic House Gallery.
Artist in Residence:
d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards – Artist in Residence 2013
Immanuel Art Awards – Artist in Residence 2013
Coolum Beach Christian College – Year 7 and 8 Art – Term 4 2010
Plein Air Painting
Weekly painting group, Sunshine Coast 2010 – current.
Plein Crazy Escapes – Mary Valley – May 2014
Greek Islands – 21 day plein air painting tour October 2013
Flinders Ranges Plein Air painting tour – Argadells – May 2012
Member of Plein Air Painters Australia and Plein Air Painters Sunshine Coast.
Teaching Workshops and Classes:
Workshop Seascapes 2 days Bundaberg Art Society.
Demonstrations – “how to fix a dud” September 2014 PSA Brisbane
Workshop – 2 days Seascapes – Ipswich Art Society. August 2014
Demonstration Still Life with 3 other Master Pastellists – Brisbane PSA June 2014 Demonstration Plein Air painting – Brisbane PSA March 2014
Demonstration Plein Air painting – Sunshine Coast PSA Feb 2014
Workshop – underpainting with Seascapes – September 2013 Gold Coast PSA Demonstration – Seascapes – September 2013 Gold Coast PSA
Workshop – 2 days Seascapes – June 2013 Art House Northside.
Workshop – 2 days Gold and Glass – May 2013 Bribie Community Arts Centre Demonstration – Painting Black without using Black – March 2013 Brisbane PSA Demonstration – The Value of Tone – Gold Coast PSA
Workshop – Seascapes Sept 2012 – Cooparoo PSA
Workshop – light in the Landscape July 2012 Sunshine Coast PSA Demonstration – Sunshine Coast Group Seascapes June 2012 PSA Demonstration _Sunshine Coast Group Figures in the Landscape Oct 2011 PSA
Butter Factory Gallery – Cooroy
6 week workshops
Seascapes – Feb – Mar 2012
Playing with Pastels for beginners – August/ September 2011
!Tinbeerwa Art Group Workshops
June 2013 – Portraits – mixing skin tone Feb 2013 – Aerial Perspective
Apr 2012 – Tone
Apr 2011 – figures in the Landscape
Nov 2010 – Painting Silver objects
June 2010 – Painting fabric
April 2010 – Colour through the landscape Oct 2009 – Buildings and perspective