My Experiences

Academic and practical art experiences
Studied Art as part of my teaching diploma at the University of South Australia.
Taught at various schools in the Northern Territory and South Australia until retirement in 1996.
Attended many workshops with the Adelaide Art Society , both in the studio and on visits to various South Australian rural, river and beach locations and many painting excursions with artist friends in similar places.
Attended week long workshop in Bathhurst with tutor Stella Pearse in 2005
Spent a two week painting workshop in France with tutor John Lacey in 2008
Travelled to Croatiafrom 10/9/2009for three week painting workshop with Trevor Newman
Membership of Art Groups
Joined the AdelaideArt Society in 1996
Committee member of the Society for ten years and held the following positions –
Workshop Coordinator
Exhibitions Coordinator
Social Night Organiser
President for three years from 2004 to 2006
Rejoined Committee in 2009 as Workshop Coordinator
Fellow of RSASA (Royal South Australian Society of Arts) 2010
Elected to RSASA Council in 2009
Joined Port Community Art Centre in 2009
Friend of SASA (S.A.School of Arts)
Appointed as Steward in Art Purchase Exhibition for 2009 to 2012 at the Royal Adelaide Show
Member of AGRA(The Australian Guild of Realist Artists)
Member of PASA Inc. (Pastel Artists of SA Inc.)
Member of Farenheit 1887 Group exhibiting at ‘Red Opus’Gallery, St Peters
Member of Inaugral Committee SAWS in 2011
A solo exhibition at Thousand Word Gallery, Prospect Road, Prospect in 2001
Solo exhibition at Lombard Gallery, Magill Road, Stepney in 2006
Group exhibition at Willunga
Rotary exhibitions at Victor Harbor, Glenside, Blackwood, Flagstaff Hill and Port Adelaide
‘Red Opus’ Gallery
Invited to exhibit at St Catherine’s School, Stirling and St Dominic’s Priory College,North Adelaide
The St Peter’s Cathedral Art Exhibition in 2009 - 2012
RSASAHoldfast BayExhibition 2010
All AASI exhibitions
Various RSASA exhibitions
Paper,Pen and Pastel Group Exhibition 2010
Selected Artist at AASI 2012
Commendations, Prizes and Highly Commended
2001 Water Colour – Highly Recommended - Port Adelaide Rotary Exhibition
2003 Water Colour Prize - Royal Adelaide Show
2003 Highly Commended – Port Adelaide Rotary Exhibition
2007 Merit Award – Blackwood Rotary Exhibition
2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 – Merit Award – RSASA
2009 – Merit Award - Flagstaff Hill Rotary Exhibition
2011 – 2nd Prize SALA – Port Adelaide Community Center
2011 – People’s Choice award – Adelaide Art Society SALA
2012 – People’s Choice award – Adelaide Art Society Winter Exhibition
Personal Statement
Art plays a huge part in my life. I am passionate about my painting and continually strive to develop and challenge myself through reading, visiting exhibitions, attending workshops and practising different aspects of art.. I enjoy discussing art with colleagues and I enjoy the companionship of artists. I love to paint en-plein air as I am continually inspired by nature and the ever changing seasons..
Whilst enjoying watercolour, oil and acrylic painting I constantly challenge myself with mixed media as well.

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