We took sketchbooks and charcoal to Heritage Park in Mullumbimby to record some of the amazing diversity of plants and trees, many of which have been planted by volunteers. Some of the results showcased here show the richness and depth that charcoal brings to a drawing, with strong contrasts and range of tonal values possible. I love the way that each artist will find their own subject and interpretation, exploring the detail, texture, light and shade, to give us a sense of place.
Hello! I live on the Gold Coast, having moved here from the Northern Rivers in 2021.
I have a wealth of experience as an artist, art educator and mentor, having worked at secondary and tertiary levels, and at the NGV and RMIT, Melbourne. I have supported adults to prepare folios for tertiary entry, and conducted art workshops from my studio. I have led field trips to the outback, and more recently conducted a course for a national health and wellbeing program.
Currently I am working with a number of clients individually, both in person and/or on-line.
Painting and drawing were natural ways to express as a child. I loved playing with watercolours, coloured pencils and paint. Making art has been a constant practice in my life, and the best way I know to respond to the beauty of nature. I have enjoyed teaching art for many years, and I would love to share the joy and playfulness of your natural expression with you.
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