A bit about me: I am an Australian who loves a creative challenge, appreciates the stimulation travel brings and believes in the importance of questions.
My past life was spent as a graphic designer in Melbourne and Perth before I decided to focus on less commercially minded artistic pursuits.
In 2012, I moved Abu Dhabi with my partner where I teach local Emirati women graphic design and continue with my personal art projects.
Though my students are very dear to me, my first love is the creation of ‘art’ in its many forms. I have exhibited in Melbourne, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Zagreb and will have a collaborative animation project included in ISEA 2014 (International Symposium or Electronic Art).
Highlights of 2014 include the publication by Tate, U.S.A. of ‘Rich Man, Poor Man‘, a children’s book I illustrated, by J.R. Poulter and the completion of Masters of Visual Art, through Monash University, Australia.
I am currently working on a body of oil paintings which discuss human attitudes towards our natural resources – often through the wise eyes of animal protagonists. Art can be a mirror for us and a catalyst for change; so if even one of my pieces provokes an audience member to question the status quo, I would feel the many hours in the studio could somehow be justified.
I am happy to consider professional commissions or answer any questions you might have about my work.