Artwork available for purchase.
Art has always been my passion, which from the late 1960’s to 2014 was directed mainly at my profession which was the teaching of Art. I taught in Darwin, Toowoomba, Queensland, Mt Gambier, South Australia and in Melbourne.
The majority of my teaching experience took place at Camberwell Girls Grammar School, in Melbourne, from January 1979 to December 1982 and from Jan. 1987 to April 2014. I found the teaching of Art stimulating and rewarding, but there was little time to pursue my own artwork. Blocks of Long Service Leave in 2007 and 2010 enabled me to travel to the Northern and Western areas of Australia and I took the opportunity to carry out drawings with different media in many of those districts. I found the rich colours of the landscapes very inspiring and also felt the need to continue representing landscape wherever I might be.
Since retiring from teaching in April 2014, I have often returned to Camberwell GGS to spend time carrying out etchings that had beginnings with drawings carried out on the Mornington Peninsula, where I now live. Printmaking and etching in particular, is of special significance to me, as I enjoy working with fine linear detail.
I have found that the most enjoyable art activity that I have engaged in since retirement is being part of the Peninsular Plein Air Painting Group. Being with a group of like minded people is most satisfying and the visual stimulus provided by the locations where we meet, cannot help but be an inspiration. I work with different art media, ranging from soft pastels and oil pastels to watercolour paint and oil paint. Sometimes I work with an etching needle directly onto a zinc plate that has been prepared with a ground of bitumen that is later etched and printed.
I have had some exposure for my artwork to the public and over the past few years have exhibited in the following Art Exhibitions:
- Sorrento Rotary Art Shows of 2012, 2013 and 2015.
- CamArt Shows at Camberwell GGS of 2011, 2012 and 2013
- Peninsula Plein Air Painting Group Exhibition at Sorrento in March 2015
- “The Studio at Flinders” – where my work was displayed during 2015
Join us at our launch party
Fri 25 November at 7.00pm til late
Live music / canapés / beverages