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Prelude No. 1 in C Major

Whenever I play Prelude No. 1 in C Major’ from The Well Tempered Clavier by Bach on the piano, I always think of being gently buffetted by waves in the morning sun. That’s what’s inspired this piece.
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Just take my hand

Living near the beach, I wanted to capture the movement and playfulness of the waves at Avalon.
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Uprising

This artwork from the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series was painted for a very creative woman who regularly inspires audiences with her wit, wisdom and words. Called ‘Uprising’, it’s drawn from the fact that her writing always makes you think and question the status quo. And one day, her ripple of words will create a movement –...
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Ebb and flow

This piece reflects the idea that life if full of ebbs and flows, positive experiences and challenging ones, moments of elation and ones that are slightly less uplifting. But while there are always some moments of stress and anxiety, as long as we’re facing the right direction … as long as we are true to...
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My lightbulb moment

I was recently interviewed in Sunday Life magazine by talented writer Cat Rodie in her article ‘The biggest truths four women learnt from their light bulb moments’. It took me years to figure out that you don’t have to choose the hard path in life all the time! Sometimes, the skills and talents that come...
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Limitless

‘Limitless’ is part of the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. This piece is depicts the concept that there are symbols and gestures that can bind us together – our communities, gangs and tribes. Those interlocking bonds can become stronger and more connected – and can generate a force that is resilient and powerful. Yet because those cords...
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Drunken Apostrophes

‘Drunken Apostrophes’ from the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. Acrylic on wood panel. A quirky look at all those misplaced and misbehaving apostrophes in the world! This has been announced as a finalist in the Petite Pieces Art Prize 2018 and will be exhibited in a group show at Aspire Gallery in Brisbane.
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Raine and Horne

I was recently commissioned to create a triptych for the reception area of the new office of Raine & Horne in Lane Cove, Sydney. This image depicts the Lane Cove area, specifically Linley Point, Riverview, Longueville, Northwood and Greenwich. As a former resident of Lane Cove for many years, this was a project that was...
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Ascension

‘Ascension‘. This wood artwork was painstakingly constructed from separate pieces of wood over many weeks. Each piece has been hand sawn with a Japanese saw, individually hand-painted and then assembled to create a unique artwork. It is truly one of a kind. It was inspired by the concept that it only take a small push...
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Abbreviation

This is ‘Abbreviation’ from my ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. It’s a big one – 1.2m x 1.2m and is now living in a lovely home in Perth with its new creative and clever owner. The piece reflects on the fact that we currently live In a time where everyone wants everything to be shorter, sharper and...
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For Robert

  ‘Botanical 1‘ – for lovers of flowers. The ‘Botanical’ series has strong references to the Pattern and Decoration Movement of the 1970s with a strong contemporary twist. Inspired by an artist I admire and would love to meet one day, Robert Kushner.
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Cascading Creativity

‘Cascading Creativity’ … Inspired by the moment that happens after you finally stop and clear your mind because you’re overwhelmed with conflicting thoughts, ideas, stresses and opportunities. In that moment, the ideas start pouring in again – but this time with pure clarity – and you know exactly what you need to do to turn...
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Catching Creativity by the Tail

This commissioned artwork in now in a beautiful home in Melbourne. It’s called ‘Catching Creativity by the Tail’ and was created especially with its new owner in mind. She is an amazing, creative and compassionate woman who has so much creativity to harness and turn into beauty. The artwork depicts the concept that there can...
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Antediluvian Apostrophes

‘Antediluvian Apostrophes’ from the ‘Flying Apostrophes’ series. This one is inspired by the moment just before a creative outpouring! (And regular listeners of ‘So you want to be a writer’ will remember ‘Antediluvian’ as a previous ‘Word of the Week’!)
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