I was born in the Tasmanian city of Launceston, in 1971.
I am currently completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts, through the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart.
My work focuses primarily on the observation of natural tissues,predominantly local flowers, plants and seaweeds. By using light and magnification, glass and water, cameras and digital processes, the notions of change in form become evident in my artwork. Replicating the waters' edge and the beach landscape is a common subject matter in my practice.
Transparency is another thematic in my visual arts. Passing light onto or through an object fuels my practice and my curiosity. As does the desire to observe, expose and compare the relationship with ourselves and plants, using the flower as metaphor for many elements of human psyche.
Engaging closely with organic materials allows me space, to ponder on the awe of natural creation and to transform it into an image.
Intimate views, complimenting of colours and intriguing textures and forms all combine to reveal the nature of life, its' cycles and wonders. The curiosity in 'Beautiful Decay' and observation of materials arises from my career in the health services, surgery and wound care.
2017 (current) - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours.
2016 Dean's Honour Roll, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania.
2013 - 2016. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography Major, Tasmanian College of The Arts (Hunter Street), University of Tasmania.
2016 Member of The Golden Key International Honour Society – for academic achievement.
2014 Dean's Honour Roll, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania.
2009 Tafe Tasmania Hobart, Diploma in Digital Imaging.
January 2017 The Skins of the River. Salamanca Arts Centre, Top Gallery Space.
2017 Entrepot Gallery, Hunter Street, Hobart - The Medium is the Message. Group Show with Phillip England and Christine Owen.
2016 Members Show, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart.
2016 Birchalls Tertiary Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, NEW Gallery, Launceston.
2016 Kingborough Art Prize and Exhibition, Kingston Beach Hall.
2015 Not Just Painting, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre.
2015 Members Show, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart.
2015 Graduates Show: Final Body of Work Exhibition for Studio Majors (Photography), Tasmanian College of the Arts (Utas).
2015 Rotary Club of Hobart Annual Art Show, Wrest Point.
2015 Entrepot Gallery, Hunter Street, Hobart. Past Their Prime: A Celebration and Vestige. Group Show with Phillip England.
2015 Kingborough Art Prize and Exhibition, Kingston Beach Hall.
2014 Members Show, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart.
2014 Birchalls Tertiary Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, NEW Gallery, Launceston.
2013 Members Show, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart.
2009 Mawson Waterside Pavillion, Hobart. Real Beauties: Women Living with Breast Cancer, with Victoria Henderson.
Henry Jones Art Hotel Collection
2016 Finalist, Birchalls Tertiary Art Prize.
2015 Recipient of the Ted Pool Memorial Award for commitment, abilities and dedication. Rotary Club of Hobart and Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.
2015 Winner - Digital Art Category, Kingborough Art Prize and Exhibition.
2014 Dean's Roll of Excellence, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania.
2014 Finalist, Birchalls Tertiary Art Prize.
2014 Jon Lajos Prize in Fine Arts, for excellence and artistic merit in second year studies. University of Tasmania.
Togatus Magazine, Issue 6, August 2014, p.13.
Kingborough Chronicle, Monday, 11 May 2015.
University of Tasmania (Tasmanian College of the Arts) Student Booklet for 2016.