From early childhood, I showed artistic talent and pursued this during school through Studio Arts, and later achieving a Diploma of Visual Arts from Victoria University.
I enjoy working with a range of media, including acrylic paints, soft pastel, graphite pencils, and nature photography.
As a realist artist, I first and foremost draw my inspiration from my Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth. Without God, I wouldn’t be here today. He is the source of my strength and artistic talents. Throughout the good times and especially some incredibly dark years, I found having faith in the Almighty God resulted in a broken kind of beautiful. God healed me piece by piece, weaving together all the past hurts, sicknesses and depression to bring me to a place of healing, absolute trust and love in my Creator.
Secondly, I have also been inspired by two beautiful women: my Nana (who has since passed away) and Pam, my adopted Grandma. Both being artists, they taught me how to see the world through God’s eyes, resulting in beauty,
colour and exquisite enjoyment in the smallest of details.
I see myself as a ‘work in progress’. My purpose in art and life is to evoke emotion; to touch something inside the viewer. To make them smile and laugh, to jog memories, to slow down long enough to simply be in the moment and enjoy it. I want to convey peace and hope through the use of light in my works.