I graduated 1982 with a BA in Fine Art and since then have run a busy studio practice whilst travelling extensively to draw and paint in the landscape. I now work from my studio in O’Connor Fremantle creating artworks that document the natural world. I hope that my artworks will conjure for the viewer something of the wonder and beauty of the plants and animals that I paint. Studio visits by appointment.
Since 2009 I have worked with scientists in the capacity of Honorary Research Associate - School of the Biological Sciences UWA, Adjunct Artist with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and Adjunct Lecturer with the Oceans Institute UWA. This allows me to broaden and deepen my understanding of nature and to bring scientists into school and community settings. I partner with Arts, government, industry, research, education and community groups to present projects throughout WA.
BCM Oceanica Ltd Above and Below the Water
Offshore Naval Architects The Swan Tug Boat
From the Earth for Faculty of Science UWA
Christmas Advent Calendar for St John of God Hospital Murdoch
Fremantle Ports MBC Passing the Heads
Ocean and Coast - a resource book for primary schools http://store-au.blurb.com/ebooks/489423-ocean-and-coast
A biology / art and resource book on coastal ecology for years 5 to 10
The Ocean is Full of Wonderful Things - http://au.blurb.com/ebooks/458998-the-ocean-is-full-of-wonderful-things
An introduction to near shore marine and coastal biota for early childhood
Artist in Residence Oceans Institute The University of Western Australia
Collaboration with animal and plant biologists at the Oceans Institute to create an opus of artworks and engage community and schools with research that is ongoing.
The Geraldton Community Coastal Biodiversity Project
A community project with schools, naturalist groups, conservation groups, Museum WA - Geraldton the City of Greater Geraldton and the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council.
Coastal Biota a Biodiversity Survey
An Art / Science workshop for year five students at St Stephens School Duncraig