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My Life Is Painting

I am lucky enough to spend my time living and painting in Australia and Bali. I am influenced by those iconic Australian colours of blue skies, red dusty soil and hot summer days at the beach. And in my studio in Ubud, the soft colours of ripening rice, magical birds and butterflies and flowers are both my view and inspiration.

Unless I am away from my studio travelling, I work every day. I don’t wait for inspiration, I go to my easel and find it on a canvas, piece of paper or lump of clay.

I use many techniques and materials in my paintings including oil and acrylic paint, rust paint and charcoal, gold leaf and collage.

Some paintings happen fast, some take their time and are put aside to consider and come back to at a later time.

More recently I have had the opportunity to indulge my passion for ceramics working with stone-wear clay and firing in gas, soda and wood fired kilns. I love the way that my painting will inspire my ceramic — and how the wonderful, sometimes unexpected results in my ceramics inspire my paintings.

My art is my life!