I have always loved Art. Art, animals and nature are my greatest inspirations in life and so it was a natural progression to merge them into something I love to do, paint.
I was born in Albany in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, moving to Perth when I was quite young. As children we always had animals, mainly dogs but two cats and once a baby lamb that my sister bought home from somewhere. Even though we lived in the city we always spent our holidays in the country where I developed a passion for horses, cows and all the other animals we came across.
Dogs especially are a big part of my life and they are such amazing company. I have two adopted dogs, an 11 year old Chocolate Labrador Phoebe and a 12 year old Staffy mix Leffe. Riley, my Pink and Grey Galah keeps them both in line.
Professionally, I have a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education. I have worked as an Art Teacher in Junior and Secondary schools and whilst I love teaching I now dedicate my time to painting, gardening and pottering around on my property in beautiful Yallingup.
I love painting animals and feel truly blessed that people entrust to me the painting of their beloved animal friends.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.