I am compulsively creative and there is rarely a day I don’t paint or draw. I have been this way for as long as I can remember.
I am a mum of five children (20-3) and my painting brings balance to my world. It has helped me through many tough times in my life.
My paintings are generally made in response to the things that happen to me, the people around me and the places I visit.
I find that there are ideas for new work everywhere.
I am making work with less of a plan and more intuitively as I get older.
It is usually the things that are difficult to express in words that find themselves laid bare in front of me.
I have long been drawn to architectural forms, geometric shapes and structured patterns.
I love to visit all kinds of places and travel I find engages all the senses and fills me with a wealth of inspiration.
I was born in Brisbane, QLD. My father was a minister and a teacher and my mother a talented musician.
My family moved frequently during my early childhood. These moves spanned across several states of Australia.
Eventually we settled in Katherine, in the Northern Territory and it was there I spent my formative teen and early adult years,
staying on after my parents divorced and relocated.
The twelve years that I lived in the Northern Territory had a big influence on my creative life.
It was there that I began painting seriously. I was involved with an Aboriginal Art Gallery and developed friendships with several indigenous artists.
These experiences along with the unique landscape and my own challenging life circumstances in the Northern Territory,
had quite an impact on the content and the visual component of my early work.
I left Katherine in 2005 and after living in NSW for a time, I settled with my husband and (now) five children in rural Victoria
where we have lived now for seven years.
Upcoming Exhibitions; HONG KONG in 2018.
Koskela Gallery, Rosebery, Sydney 2017.
Hamilton Regional Art Gallery, Hamilton, Victoria 2015.
Rtist Gallery, Prahran, Melbourne 2014.
Art Expo New York, New York 2013.
Hope & Co Gallery, Hamilton, Victoria 2011.
Mimosa Gallery, Glen Innes, New South Wales 2008.
Art Moment Gallery, Bondi Beach, Sydney 2006.
The June Tapp Arts Space, Katherine, Northern Territory 2004.
In addition to the above, my paintings have been shown in numerous group shows in the years I have been painting.
My artwork is regularly hung in the Scott Livesey Gallery in Melbourne.
I also exhibit with the Sydney based Sophie Vander from Curatorial and Co
I am planning my next trip to Hong Kong in early 2018. For any enquires regarding my work there please get into touch with Ingrid at Style Brief Hong Kong.
In addition to my studio artworks, I am working more and more on a larger scale, painting murals and developing ideas for a range of creative applications.
Please email me directly with any questions you may have regarding artistic projects.
(Photo courtesy of Danielle Thomas)