Born in the industrial and now multicultural city of Greater Dandenong.
Prizewinner at the Dandenong Festival of Music and Art for Youth under 25 years.
1971 Secondary Art Teacher.
1978-80 Secondary Art Craft Consultant- Ballarat Region.
1981 Full-time Artist.
Today as a painter: There is an emphasis on colour, shape and simplicity . Interest in the contemporary and diversity. The camera and computer are used as design tools. She is also inspired by black and white photos and films.
2019 Circle of Women -group Show, SECAN Berwick
2016 MAMA Albury (NSW) – “In Process of Change”
2015 Shared Exhibition “Uncomfortable Terrain” at “Montsalvat,” Eltham.
2011 “CONSTRUCTION CITY” – Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong.
2010 Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell,“SYMBOLS OF CONSTRUCTION”
2009 Casey Art Space, Narre Warren
2004-1974 Thirty seven exhibitions including 4 interstate and 1 in UK
“Post Modernism and the Visual Arts,” AEVJournal, No.3 2004
“The Character of Nineteenth Century Dandenong,” in book and CD ROM form, an historical architectural survey begun as a student paper in 1971
State, Municipal, Public, Company and Private collections including a major multicultural painting in 3 panels at the City of Greater Dandenong Offices foyer.
Related Art Activity
2019 Winner MSWPS Annie Davison Oliver Award. Judge: Lesley Harding, Director Heide Gallery
2019 Art Show Pakenham- Best in show.
2019 Noble Park Art Show, runner up.
2019 Finalist- Maritime Art Award, Docklands, Melbourne.
2019 Open Studio at Gembrook for City of Casey Winter Arts
2019 Member of Cardinia Shire Arts and Cultural Reference Group
2018 Art Show Gippsland - Best oil
2018 Emerald Art Society- Best oil
2017 Constance Wu Award-Co Winner.Melb.Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (MSWPS) judged by fellow artists
2017 Judge: Art Show Pakenham
2016 Mentor , Emerson School.Art Advisor. Albany Rise Primary School
2014 Finalist, Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize, Bega, (NSW)
2014 Finalist, Gallipoli Prize, Sydney
2014 Artist in Residence, Multicultural Mural, Beaconhlls College
2013 Winner, Portrait Prize, Australian Water Colour Society, exhibited at Montsalvat
2013 Finalist, Eutrick Contemporary Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour
2013 Finalist, South Eastern Melbourne Business Awards
2013 Finalist, Gallipoli Prize, Sydney
2013 Photographer for Cardinia Shire’s new offices .7000 images
2012 Best Painting in Show, Art Gippsland- Warragul
2012 August, Finalist in Polish Art Foundation’s – Urban Spaces
2012 Portrait of photographer Maggie Diaz purchase by State Library of Victoria.
2011 Finalist – Eutrick Contemporary Still Life Prize, Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.
2011 Photographer for “Face to Face” project, Springvale, Vic.
2010 Exhibition Community Access Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery
2009 Contracted photographer shopping precincts and new development, City of Greater Dandenong, Vic.
2008 Finalist, Maritime Art Award (A.N.L.) Melbourne
2008 Finalist John Leslie Prize for Environmental Art, Sale .
2008 Finalist, Gallipoli Prize, Sydney
2008 Winner, Cardinia Shire Business Awards, Home Based Business
2007 Finalist Gallipoli Art Prize (Sydney)
Member of Melb.Soc. Women Painters and Sculptors. Founding member of SECAN- South Eastern Contemporary Art Network and Cardinia Art Society (CART)