The Artist

I love to paint portraits of animals and occasionally people in a variety of art media. My favourite mediums are pencils of all kinds, pastels, acrylics and watercolours. Sometimes I draw creatively. I also like to crochet small items and dabble with photography. I love making small dolls from scratch. Within this website you can view all of these things that make up my world.

I am originally from the lower south east of South Australia but have spent the last 10 years living in Victoria by the sea with my family. There is something about the coast that calls me! My partner Jamie and I am blessed to share 3 growing children. We have 2 Jack Russells, a crazy white Bull Terrier and a couple of lazy kitties. 

Art and crafts are my daily life. I love getting lost in all of my art practices. Sometimes I like to read novels and sometimes pick up the electric guitar.

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My artistic training consists of a half a dozen Folk Art Classes in 2000, in 2005 I completed a single drawing unit in Visual Art. Prior to beginning my family I worked within the art department of a magazine where I gained typesetting and design skills which continued during my many years of working as a professional tattooer. I have designed and tattooed many original pieces for my clients as well as my own drawings. I am now retired from tattooing and focusing more on my love of the fine arts. Throughout the years I have entered some exhibitions and have won several awards for my fineart, these include…

  • 2022 Rotary Club of Portland Inc. 38th Art Exhibition – Best Local Artist
  • 2019 Rotary Club of Hamilton North Inc. 39th Annual Art Exhibition – Highly Commended
  • 2018 Rotary Club of Portland Inc. 36th Annual Art Exhibition – Encouragement Award
  • 2010 Australian Artist Magazine, Favourite Subjects Challenge – 3rd Prize
  • 2009 South East Art Society, Open Art Awards – Peoples Choice Award, Equal Winner
  • 2008 South East Art Society, Open Art Awards – Peoples Choice Award
  • 2007 Australian Artist Magazine, Favourite Subjects Challenge no.29 – Finalist
  • 2006 Rotary Club of Portland Inc. 24th Annual Art Exhibition – Highly Commended
  • 2006 Rotary Club of Portland Inc. 24th Annual Art Exhibition – Highly Commended
  • 2005 South East Art Society, Open Art Awards – Viewers Choice Award

To keep up with what I am working on follow me on my social media sites, including work in progress, final artwork, and what’s new. I hope to see you there! I have a handful of hyperlapse art videos on my self titled youtube channel – check them out and give them a like too!