As far back as I can remember: I have always wanted to have the personal freedom to explore and follow my own dreams and when it came time to choose a ‘life career’ the only people within my realm that seemed to be living life to the fullest were ‘The Artists.’
I graduated: from Prahran CAE, Victoria, Australia with the Diploma of Art and Design: Majoring in painting but equally devoted to drawing, especially in very fine detail using color combined with black and white.
Becoming technical adept at silk painting: And immersed in the reciprocal relationship between art and healing, I aimed to visually infuse the healing vibrations of our Australian indigenous bush plants/flowers into my paintings on silk. At the same time I was also making my own flower essences from the indigenous plants surrounding Terrey Hills, on the rural outskirts of Sydney.
After working on silk for 12 years: I moved into mixed-media, photography, digital image-making and multi-media. Still interweaving art with natural healing: Instilling healing into art and creative energy into healing.
With my current project: I envisage 11:11 Environmental Sculptures ~ Installed on the key energy lines of the Australian coastline ~ One shoreline at a time.
For me health and healing: Is ALL encompassing and involves far more than the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe ~ Color, forms and beauty are to the spirit as water, air and food are to the body. Our very well-being is dependent on our reactions and responses to people/animals/circumstances, the myriad of impressions we absorb and assimilate on a moment by moment basis and all the dynamics of our relationships: with each other and all living creatures, including the earth herself.
And so over the past few years: Social Media has played a significant role in deepening my ‘Self understanding’ which in turn is impacting everything I do ~ Especially in the areas of art and teaching.
Unless we are open and receptive: Within ourselves, we miss seeing all the nuances of shades and tones of color and the subtlety of exquisite beauty that is all around us ~ Even in the depth of darkness.
I have enjoyed teaching: Both children and adults drawing and painting ~ And my current aim is to hold ‘Your Creative Muse’ workshops in unique locations all around Australia: Workshops designed to open the heart of participants to the magic of colour and the zenith of beauty inherent in the natural environment. And by re-connecting to their own ‘Creative Muse’ participants will be able to express their authentic Self through their chosen creative modality.
I have always found that: As the ‘Creative Muse’ adjusts to coming into ‘His/Her Own’ people naturally become far more sensitive to the regenerative forces of nature: And come to understand more deeply the need to love and protect our unique planet, wherever they may be.