A Local Experience:
What inspires you most about living and practicing as an artist in the Murray region?
What inspires me most about this region is the beauty of our natural country environment. I am often amazed by the beautiful scenery and skies I see when driving home to Yackandandah. As a practising artist, I have found the local artists in this region to be very encouraging and supportive of my artwork. They are a lovely bunch of people.
What themes do you like to explore in your art?
Sculpture is my passion. The main theme for my sculptures are the contradictions and coincidences in life. My recent sculptures are about the use of plastic containers for our foods, the effect of plastic in our environment and how this affects our health.
What do you love most about living and working in the Murray region?
The opportunities and collaborative projects that arise in this region, for example working on the Indigenous Stencil Project which was a collaborative project with Indigenous Artist Tamara Murray, Wodonga Flexible Learning Centre, Murray Arts and Wodonga Council. Exciting projects in the region like the Rainy Day Project, the brain child of Elise Armitage from Wodonga Council.
The Art Life:
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working with Jenni Munday on a commission about May Day Hills. Unusual for me but I decided the brief suited a mixed media drawing with stencils. The drawing will be on display at the Albury Library Museum.
What are your 3 top tips for someone thinking of a career in the arts?
Continue to learn about new techniques, art styles, artists and art history.
See as much art as you can and keep up to date with new artists.
Join every arts organisation that you can afford and be aware of art exhibitions that you can exhibit in.
What would be your dream project?
Living the dream already! ......Teaching Art and working with young people whilst making my own artwork.