1949 Born Dunedin, New Zealand
1959 Settled in Australia
1969 Began art modelling at Claremont Art School in WA and continued to use this as a source of income until 1990.
1974-75 Worked as Artist’s model in London and Europe. Travelled through South East Asia, India, Europe and North Africa.
1973-87 Training in Personal development – Psychodrama, Gestalt, Recihian, Re-birthing, Primal Therapies and Voice Dialogue. Experience in drama, dance and clown workshops – gained extensive therapeutic skills and realized value of self expression through art.
1977 – 1981 Studied with Kai Tai Contemporary Dance Group.
1979 – 1981 Arts Certificate – Hornsby Technical College (NSW).
Diploma in Fine Art – Alexander Mackie School of Art (NSW) – (now College of Fine Arts at NSW University).
1981 – 1982 Took 2 years away from painting to experience various meditation techniques, Art Therapy workshops and live in communes.
1982 – 1983 Returned to Perth and continued study at Claremont School of Art (Diploma in Fine Art
1984 – 1987 Meditation and Inner Journey Workshops in USA.
1986 Expansion with Creative Skills workshops and psychic awareness with trained psychologist.
1987 Accepted by Tax Department as Professional Artist.
1988 Registered business name – Living Art Studios – selling art, teaching art and art modeling.
1987 – 97 Conducted various Mixed Media Paint Workshops privately and at various TAFE Colleges and Art Centres in Perth and Sydney. Teaching painting and drawing as a process rather than result-oriented and facilitating in painting terms an inner dialogue with the subconscious from where true inspiration emerges.


Solo Exhibitions

1983 Film and Television Institute, Fremantle and Claremont School of Art (WA).
1984 Red Parrot Night Club (WA)
1984 One day exhibition – 14 Lilly Street, Fremantle (WA).
1985 Howard Street Galleries, Perth
Station House Studio, Claremont (WA)
1986 Claremont School of Art (WA)
1987 Exclusive Living – Architect and Interior Design Foyer, Perth
Pippin’s Restaurant, Perth
1988 Fremantle Art Gallery (WA)
1992 – 1995 Represented by Holdsworth Galleries, Woollahra (NSW)
1994 Holdsworth Galleries
1996 Jill Richards Gallery, Randwick (NSW)

Grapeview Gallery in Hunter Valley

1997 The Private Gallery, Surry Hills (NSW)

Group Shows

1978 Hornsby Technical College (NSW)
1979 Cell Block Theatre, East Sydney Technical College
1980 Sid’s Gallery (Women’s Exhibition) NSW
1981 Sydney Town Hall


St Hilda’s Girls School
Glyde Gallery, Mosman Park (WA)
Film and Television Institute, Fremantle
1988 St. Hilda’s Girls School
1989 Rondeau Gallery, Newtown (NSW)
1990 Wesley College (Sydney University, NSW)
1990 Masonic Hall (Mosman, NSW)
1990-93 Waverley Library (NSW)
1991-1994 Focus School of Art, Mosman (NSW)
1991 Peppers Restaurant (country NSW)
1991-95 Grapeview Gallery, Hunter Valley (NSW)

Works displayed at:

Concert Hall, Perth
Katanning Shire council (WA)
Albany Shire council (WA)
Williams Arts Centre (WA)
Tresillian Community Centre (WA)
Alice Springs Art Council
Melville Civic Centre (WA)

Shire Councils

Warringah Shire Council (NSW)
Mosman Shire Council (NSW)
Waverley Municipal Council (NSW)
Camden & Campelltown Shire Council (NSW)
Macquarie Towns Council (NSW)
Lane Cove Shire Council (NSW)
Ryde Civic Hall (NSW)
Raymond Terrace Council (NSW)
Willoughby & Bega Councils (NSW)
Portland Council (NSW)
Kambala Girls School (NSW)
St Paul’s Grammar School (NSW)

Private Collections

Dr Simon Turner
Ivan Oliver
Suzanne Bell
Bayswater City Council (WA)
Simon and Lyn Aylward
Nicolle Demarchelie
Ross Barrett
Penny & Geoff Barnes (NSW)
Liz Coggins (NSW)
Diane Swalwell (NSW)

Art Awards

1985 Katanning Art Prize Highly Commended
Albany Art Prize Highly Commended
Tresillian Art Prize Highly Commended
1988 Melville (Bicentennial) Art Awards Highly Commended
1991 Lane Cove Art Award First Prize
Willoughby Art Prize Winner – Acquisitive Section
Highly Commended – Works on Paper
Bega Art Award Commended
1992 Camden Art Prize Winner – Open Section
Highly Commended –Watercolour Section
1992 Lane Cove Art Award Fourth Prize
1993 Camden Art Prize Commended – Watercolour Section
Willoughby Art Prize Commended – Watercolour Section
Macquarie 2000 Commended
Royal Easter Show Commended – Rural Section
1994 Berrima Art Prize Won First Prize Works on Paper Section
Waverley Art Prize Highly Commended (Watercolour)
North Sydney Art Prize Highly Commended
Lane Cove Art Award Won First Prize
1995 Port Macquarie Art Award Highly Commended (Traditional Section)
Currabubula Art Prize First Prize in Open Section
Scone Art Prize First Prize in Open Section
Camden Art Prize Highly Commended in Traditional Section
Drummoyne Art Award Won Watercolour Section
Highly Commended in Traditional Section
Taree Major Art Prize
North Sydney Art Prize Local Section Award
1996 Cowra Art Prize Won Watercolour Section
Tumut Art Prize Commended (Open Section)
Grenfell-Lawson Art Prize First Prize in Contemporary Section
Lane Cove Art Award Highly Commended in Traditional Section
Taree Art Prize First Prize (Works on Paper Section)
Highly Commended (Acrylic Section)
Mattara Art Prize Commended in Traditional Section
1997 Cowra Art Prize Won Watercolour Section
Drummoyne Art Awards Highly Commended – Watercolour Section
1998 Port Macquarie First Prize – Major Award
Mattara Highly Commended – Traditional Section
Tumut Commended – Open Section
1999 Taree Art Prize Second Prize – Works on Paper Section
Macquarie 2000 Art Award Highly Commended in Main Section
Tumut Second Prize – Open Section
Grenfell-Lawson Commended – Open Traditional
2000 Berrima Art Prize First Prize – Alvaro Open Painting Prize
2002 Oyster Festival Art Prize (Great Lakes) Highly Commended –Oil/Acrylic Section
Taree Art Prize First Prize – Acrylic Section
Grenfell-Lawson Festival of Arts First Prize in Contemporary Section
Mosman Art Prize Selected
2003 Taree Art Prize Commended – Acrylic Section
Royal Easter Show (RAS) Sydney Third Prize – Rural/Landscape Section
North Sydney Art Prize First Prize – one of the categories
2004 Tumut Art Prize Commended (Open Section
Camden Art Prize First Prize – Challenge Section
Taree Art Prize First Prize – Water Medium Section
Great Lakes (Forster) First Prize – Works on Paper Section
2005 Camden Art Prize Commended in Water based Media
Mattara Art Prize Commended in Overall Prize
Great Lakes (Forster) Second  Prize – Water Media Section
Kiama Art Prize Overall Prize and Non-Traditional Section
2006 Camden Art Prize Highly Commended – Open Section
Sydney Royal Arts Show Third Prize – Landscape Section
Great Lakes (Forster) Highly Commended in Works on Paper Section
Hunters Hill Art Prize First Prize and Highly Commended
Taree Art Prize First in Water Media Section
Mosman Art Prize Selected
2006 Mattara Art Prize Highly commended in the Traditional Section
2007 Blackheath Art Prize Won Traditional Section

Highly  Commended – Abstract Section

2008 Port Macquarie First Prize
2009 Port Macquarie First Prize
2014 Lane Cove First Prize Section

Taree art prize

Hunters Hill

Highly Commended in Works on paper

Highly Commended in Watercolour Section