How would you describe your practice?
My style of painting is free flowing, intuitive and colour driven – it is full of spontaneity! I’ve combined my love for architecture, nature, fashion and textiles to create a unique art practice. Lately I’ve been particularly inspired by spring; the flowers and leaves that emerge, and the soft and vibrant colours that combine to create a simultaneous sense of frivolity and calm.
Were you trained in painting?
I wasn’t ever formally trained in art – I’m self-taught and have always painted and illustrated. However, I was trained in Fashion Design at RMIT in Melbourne. I worked as a product designer and buyer for a number of apparel brands for many years.
What is your studio like?
My studio is messy, but it is my little place to escape and be creative. I always have music playing in the background, a cup of coffee and my two little puppies for company while I paint.
What are your favourite materials to use?
I mainly work with acrylic paints and ink for free-flowing brushstrokes and drip effects. I also use pastels and oils for added textures and dimension.