The Artist

I am originally from the lower south east of South Australia but have spent the last 6 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 who adore each other and a crazy white bull terrier named Minni mouse and a couple of lazy kitties. 

My hobbies are art and crafts of course! I am always with my family and you will often find me in my home studio.

Pictured above is my studio – my trusty rocking chair that I love to crochet in which has a fabulous heater close by to keep me warm during the colder months (and it does get cold!!). Pictured is ‘some’ of my yarn stash, my desks are in the corner where I prepare and upload work, paint and draw, and my easel is to the right which I move around when I want to paint. 

I’ve always got music playing. I love music!! My preference is heavy metal and hard rock from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. I am a huge Iron Maiden and Metallica fan, also quite fond of Ronnie James Dio. Growing up, my parents often played music, I don’t mind a lot of the stuff they played from the 70’s and 80’s. I don’t watch a lot of televisions unless of course if its a good series on Netflix – but it’s got to be good or I will get bored and would rather utilise my time creating.

I like old world things, dark, gothic, owls, skulls, dragons, I’m intrigued by the unknown and mystical, love black!! I can appreciate nice cars and motorbikes. I do like the new Mustangs and Camaros. I love spring and summer time, not so fond of winter and the cold.

My artistic training consists of a half a dozen Folk Art Classes in 2000, in 2005 I completed a drawing unit in Visual Art. For several years I worked within the art department of a magazine where I gained design skills which has continued during my years working as a tattooer. Majority of my fineart and crafts has been self taught. Throughout the years I have won several awards for my fineart, these include…

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

Here are a couple of photos of me, painting, tattooing and with my partner Jamie.

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