Based in Melbourne, Australia. Working in the disability sector for over 10 years.
My art tells you a little bit about me and how I make sense of people, life and the outside world. I spend a considerable amount of time in a state of bewilderment.
Essentially, a world where it’s safe to be you – regardless of religion, gender, and ability… you may say I’m a dreamer…..
Why am I writing the blog?
To share and connect. It’s my little playground where I don’t have to follow anyones rules, brief or instructions. What I share is what I feel, perceive and question. I’m kinda hoping that some of the stuff resonates with you.
How can I help you?
For just the briefest moment amuse you a little. Get you to smile. Hell.. get you to laugh and slap your thigh, if I could. (Imagine one’s face going from laughter to the expression of a very serious newsreader here). Also create posts that resonate with you or get you thinking…
Yeah but what about you? what’s your background?
Since 2008, I’ve turned to art and graphic design. At the time I experienced a life changing moment with the unexpected loss of a loved one. Prior to that I was in the public service for 15 years. When you’re in the midst of grieving – there is little capacity to wear a mask. During that time I could no longer wear mine. I walked away from my job (literally without any notice), just one of the many doors I closed. Some of those doors I shut a little too quickly which I regret. Others however were just what needed to be done. My grief gave me the courage to do that.
To my complete surprise it was not too long before I was presented with new opportunities. Opportunities like going to Art school and working in the disability sector where wonderful people I worked with supported the broadening of my skills.
I continue to draw almost daily. I don’t know where this drive comes from because my head doesn’t always agree. It’s just something that is part of me today.
2012 Diploma Visual Art – Centre of Adult Education (CAE)
2002 Diploma Community Development – Swinburne University of Technology