I grew up on a farm in Myhrree, North East Victoria with my parents, two brothers and six sisters. There, I learnt to sew, knit and watch. I always enjoyed making and creating things from when I was young, such as sewing clothes or patchwork cushions as well as knitting baby booties and jumpers, through to now where I enjoy sewing quilts and clothes, knitting toys and blankets. Sometimes, some things just stay the same!.
University was an extension of these enjoyments for me - It was where I learnt to paint and I have been painting ever since. My paintings are more often than not a representation of what I see, what I feel or where I am. I enjoy the pure solidarity of painting as it is a place to escape, relax and think (without thinking).
I tend to paint towards creating my own exhibitions, occasionally also participating in group shows and when there is no exhibition to paint towards, then I just paint. When I am not painting I still like to sew, knit and watch.