My beginnings


I escaped home and school to go to art college in my mid-teens then left suburban life and the city. I continued painting - it's in my blood. I had my first exhibition of paintings in Leichhardt, Sydney in 1989, when I was pregnant with my first child, and sold most of them. Painting took a back seat for a while, with occasional opportunities to work at it intensively and then to exhibit. Now my children are stretching their wings, and I am cleaning my brushes, wondering what direction my work will take next...

My interest in the natural world, capacity for physical work, and sense of design led me into garden design. My sense of community and care for the environment has led me to many causes and to teaching English to migrants, refugees and tertiary students.