Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thursday, January 7, 2010


The project of making gingerbread was a process that took place over many days. The kids loved it, involving many stages of drawing designs, the making and decorating and of course the final stage of reluctantly eating the beautiful creations.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here are some images from my home kids drawings, collections of toys, artworks and my favorite cups. A constant source of inspiration and things that really just make me smile as I go about my day.
Everything we do is an installation, our homes, our studios, the way in which we interact with the world. I am always arranging and rearranging. The studio, the home and the assemblages I create.
My home is a changing landscape.....much like everything.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Frank Nowlan

Frank Nowlan is one of my favourite artist's. I have become a collector of his work. He is a local guy who took up painting when he retired from teaching in his early 60's. What I love about Frank's work is his wonderful naive, childlike style. It is refreshing and always a delight.
He is quite successful but remains humble and always interacts with humility, passion and excitement about his exploration's as an artist.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Studio

I love being in the studio. It is a constantly changing space. I am forever arranging and rearranging. The creation of the space is an important aspect of the work process.

Whilst contemplating new ideas or work I find myself exploring little corners which are a treasure trove of nic-nacs, rusty metals, old jars of screws and nails, paper, scissors and thread.
People often give me treasures, every time new pieces come into the space a reshuffling takes place new ideas emerge and some fade away.

Industrial Found Object

I had an opportunity to work at the old glass factory site in Alexandria with some wonderful friends of mine. There were many treasures and the whole experience was quite inspiring.
I was reminded of my love of surface and texture, industrial spaces, collection and treasure hunting.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I went for a long drive far and wide in search of the beautiful acacia flowers now I have found some the work begins.
I found some light yellow fluffy flowers at Yass they look a little bit like caterpillars, cadmium yellow pom pom's near Helensburgh and some dainty light yellow flowers near Canberra now the work begins.