Feb 17 2013
I’ve been ‘scribbling’ from an early age – usually on the back of paper covered in text. Although I wanted to learn art at high school, this was not available to me and was replaced with several languages. So I kept scribbling!
Even marriage and five sons didn’t prevent the scribbling. I became a part-time student at the fledgling School of Art in Canberra and discovered the exitment of print making, screen printing and lithography.
My prints sold very well for many years with the Beaver Galleries and in various exhibitions.
I was always a lover of the Australian landscape and so I eventually launched into colour – watercolour, oils and finally pastels. I have a tiny (untidy) studio in my garden at Murrumbateman where I occasionally go back to the printing press. But the lure of colour takes over these days and I find I would rather work in pastel or oils.
I feel fortunate that I can escape into painting when time allows and, after all these years, I am still learning!