About

I am an artist, tutor, birdwatcher, lover of flowers and all of nature. I live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia – a wonderful area with beaches, bush, wallum and mountains.

My mission is to depict what I see around me in a realistic way. For me it is a joy and a challenge to use textiles as a medium, with the ability to build layers to create my artwork. I also enjoy using pencils, giving me a medium that is controlled and I can achieve high detail with. In some ways, the approach with both mediums is similar. I hope my artwork brings as much joy to others as it does to me.

I began exhibiting my work at local quilt shows in 2002 and since then I have achieved the following:

Gallery Group Exhibitions

2021 –Textile Art Group “The Nature of Thread” exhibition at Bribie Arts Centre, Bribie Island
2018 – Textile Art Group “Fabulous Fibres” exhibition at the Stage Door Gallery, Redcliffe Cultural Centre
2016 – Textile Art Group “Nature as Designer 3” exhibition at the Hub Gallery, Caboolture
         – Various local artists “A Little Piece of the Sun” exhibition at Vianta Arts, Beerwah
2015 – Textile Art Group  “Threads of Nature” exhibition at Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane
2010 – Textile Art Group  “Nature as Designer” exhibition at the Graydon Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane
2008 – Textile Art Group  “Many Voices, Common Thread” exhibition at Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Strathpine
2004 – Textile Art Group  “Art in Textiles” exhibition, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Redcliffe

 

Judging- Caboolture Agricultural Show 2012, 2013, 2015 to 2019 – Quilt Sections.

Awards and Achievements

2021

  • Finalist, Local Artist Local Content competition, Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • Finalist Holmes Realistic Australian Bird Art Prize, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny
  • 1st Place Open Art Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld
  • 2nd Place Small Quilt Professional – RNA Quilts Across Qld
  • 3rd Place Professional Art Pictorial – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • Award of Excellence – Gympie Rotary Quilt Spectacular
  • 1st Place Professional Art Quilt/Wall Hanging – Gympie Rotary Quilt Spectacular

2020

  • Excellence Award, Local Artist Local Content competition, Caloundra Regional Gallery

2019

  • Finalist Holmes Realistic Australian Bird Art Prize, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny
  • Juried Entry – Quilt Convention Challenge “Magic”, tour of capital cities.

2018

  • 2nd Place Open Art Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld
  • 3rd Place Open Pictorial Large – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 3rd Place Professional Mixed Techniques Small – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • Juried entry – State of the Art Quilt Qld, touring exhibition
  • Invitational “best of the best display” Quilt NSW, Melbourne

2017

  • Finalist Holmes Realistic Australian Bird Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • Finalist Local Artist Local Content Competition, Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • Best use of Dyes and Pigments – Quilt NSW Guild Show, Sydney
  • 2nd Place Pictorial – Quilt NSW Guild Show, Sydney
  • Judge’s Choice – Quilt NSW Guild Show, Sydney
  • Juried Entry – Australian Quilt Convention Challenge “Flora & Fauna”, tour of capital cities.
  • 3rd Place Qld Quilters Challenge

2016

  • 3rd Place PictorialQld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 3rd Place Professional Small Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
  • 1st Place Open Art Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld


2015 

  • Juried Entry –  World Quilt & Textile Competition, U.S.A.
  • 3rd Place Open Art Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
  • 1st Place PictorialQld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • Juried entry – Australian Quilt Convention Challenge “True Blue”, tour of capital cities
  • Juried entry – Quilt NSW challenge “Evolution, Change, Challenge”, Sydney.

2014

  • Best of Country (Australia) -World Quilt & Textile Competition, U.S.A.
  • 1st Place Viewer’s Choice – Mountain Quilters Club Biennial Quilt Show, Peachester
  • 3rd Place Open Art Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
  • Best use of Colour – RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
  • 2nd Place Art/Pictorial Professional -Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 3rd Place Professional Small Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
  • Juried Entry (invitational only) – Australian Quilts Special Exhibit – European Patchwork Meeting, Alsace, France
  • Judges Commendation – NSW Quilters Guild Show, Sydney
  • Juried entry – Australian Quilt Convention Challenge “Ten”, tour of capital cities.

2013

  • Viewer’s Choice – Australian Quilt Convention Challenge “Free”, tour of capital cities
  • Juried Entry – Tasmanian Quilters Guild Challenge “What a Site”, Hobart
  • Juried Entry – State of the Art Quilt touring exhibition.

2012

  • Judges Commendation -NSW Quilters Guild Challenge, Sydney
  • 3rd Place Professional – Applique or Other Technique – RNA QuiltsAcross Qld, Brisbane

2010

  • 2nd Place Viewer’s Choice – Mountain Quilters Club Biennial Quilt Show, Peachester

2009

  • 1st Place Professional Small Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane

2008

  • 1st Place – NSW Quilters Guild Challenge, Sydney
  • 2nd Place Professional Small Quilt – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 3rd Place Pictorial-Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 2nd Place Viewer’s Choice –Mountain Quilters Club Biennial Quilt Show, Peachester

2007

  • 2nd Place Professional Small Quilt – RNA Quilts Across Qld, Brisbane
  • Judges Commendation – NSW Quilters Guild Quilt Show, Sydney
  • Juried Entry – World Quilt & Textile, U.S.A.

2006

  • 2nd Place Pictorial – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

2005

  • 2nd Place Pictorial – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane

2004

  • 1st Place Professional Small Quilt – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 1st Place Miniature – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • Highly Commended – South East Qld Quilt Show Challenge, Caloundra
  • Highly Commended – Caloundra Arts & Craft Festival, Caloundra
  • Juried Entry – World Quilt & Textile, U.S.A.

 2003

  • Two Judges Choice – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 1st Place Pictorial – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 1st Place Miniature – Qld Quilters Quilt Show, Brisbane
  • 1st Place adult textile – W.O.E.I.E. FestivalArt Competition, Eudlo

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