Artist Statement

My work celebrates a huge love for colour, shape and texture . my work is layers and layers of paint, mark makings are all part of the the visual landscape of my canvas.

My subjects are everyday people doing everyday things in countries allover the world. I take inspiration from other cultures and their daily rituals and routines. My love for Africa plays a special part in my work. I first visited when i was 15 to Kenya. I was mesmerised by the people, their beauty their culture and the stunning landscape. Recently in 2019 I visited Ethiopia with Create Impact an NGO working hand in hand with remote communities in Ethiopia to provide education, water and health care projects that create a lasting impact.

I continue to support this charity  and others through my work. I work to travel and hope to see as much of this amazing earth and the peoples that inhabit it as I can and bring attention to the plight of so many less fortunate.





Curiculum Vitae

Place of birth: Sydney NSW Australia 1972

1990-1993 Lived in Cairo Egypt. Established the Tukul Craft Workshop in Cairo. A non-profit organization set up to train Sudanese refugees the techniques and skills in textile screen printing and design. Traditional African designs and patterns were created and a range of products including bags, belts, cushions and t shirts were made and sold through a shop.

Worked as a graphic designer from 1993 until 2006.

I currently live and work  in Northern NSW on Bundjalung Country Australia with my family where I paint and create handbuilt ceramics.


Finalist FEHVA Portrait prize 2009

WINNER Border Art Prize 2010

Finalist Prometheus Art Prize 2011

Finalist Artfelt Art Award 2011

Finalist Border Art Prize 2012

Finalist Kogarah Art Prize 2015

WINNER Border Art Prize 2015

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