I loved art at school but felt inadequate compared to
other students so didn’t continue with art at all until after
my family were grown and off my hands.
I became really interested in doing graphic arts and web design in my
early forties and set up my own small business called “Romantics
during this time I stumbled across a web page that recommended a book
“The new drawing on the right side of the brain” author
Dr Betty Edwards.
I decided to purchase the book and started to wade through all the exercises
of which there are many. It took me six months to complete them all
but I had gained so much confidence I felt that I could sketch anything.
I joined Glenroy Art Group later in 2002 where I have learnt some invaluable
lessons about my art work. At this point I would like to thank Jan,
and many others who have given me the encouragement I have needed. Also
to Bev for dragging me along and encouraging me to join in the first
place, without her
I would not have become the artist I am today.
Late 2004 I became a student of Gwendoline Krumins have a look at her
web site www.gwendolinekrumins.com
it’s wonderful and she has a fantastic blog giving heaps of tips
and advise. I was with Gwen for 5 years until the end of 2009 she became
my mentor and friend.
She is a brilliant teacher and artist. Thanks Gwen.
Since 2002 I have sold many paintings & sketches
both within Australia and overseas and they are in private collection
at ANZ and Toll/Ipec.
My passion is portrait painting and sketches and will
take commissions from both photos and life. I also love all other type
of painting from landscapes,
street scapes (especially with any type of reflections), still life,
Art shows I have entered
RINGWOOD ART SHOW 2002
GLENROY ART SHOW 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
SUNBURY ART SHOW 2006
PARADE COLLEDGE 2006 2007 2008
GWEN KRUMMINS STUDENTS ART SHOW 2006 2007 2008 2009
WHITTLESEA ART SHOW 2006 2008 2010
QUENOS ART SHOW 2007
CAMBERWELL ROTARY ART SHOW 2008 2009 2010
KALKALLO ART SHOW 2008 2010
ANZ KALIEDOSCOPE ART SHOW 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
BRIDGEWATER LAKES ESTATE ART SHOW 2014 2015
Awards I have won
12 PAINTINGS OF THE MONTH GLENROY ART GROUP
WORK OF THE YEAR GLENROY ART GROUP 2004
ARTIST OF THE YEAR GLENROY ART GROUP 2006
ARTIST OF THE YEAR & WORK OF THE YEAR GLENROY ART GOUP 2007
HIGHLY COMMENDED KALKALO ART SHOW 2012