I am an Australian artist living in Perth and my journey began in East Africa, the place of my birth. The beautiful wild animals of Kenya have influenced my life as an artist. Untamed Africa is where I cultivated and nurtured my love of colour, movement and vibrancy in my style as a painter.
I began to experiment with vivid earthy colours and with this, came a freedom to break away from the technical restraints of artistic rules and I saw art as a way of freeing myself from the world to become that unique voice as an artist. I use any medium to express myself and nothing is off limits.
Coming to Australia in 2001, bought a whole new perspective and experience. My recent exposure to the beauty of the Australian urban jungle which now consists of my latest “Perth” series reflects this.
Art has been in my blood from the time that I was very young and naturally this became an obsession during a very trying time in my life of being diagnosed with breast cancer and then a few years later, meningitis. My illnesses have made me appreciate every day of my life and desire to live and leave a mark of happiness in this journey. Art was the one major healing force through this time. I paint with my heart!
The “Quokka” painting won the first prize in a pool of over 100 entries and became the centre of the Boutique Gin Label for Dune Distilling in 2020.
My mural painting for the 4 Pines Beer with Black Brewing Company was a finalist in 2020.
My Tiger Stealth (now sold) has had quite a few commendations.
“Come with me on this colourful and wonderful journey that I call ART!”