“I first started painting at 19 years of age as a form of relaxation – with encouragement from my oldest sister. I have always had a keen interest in Aboriginal art & craft as one of my first positions was as an assistant in an Aboriginal art & craft shop in Albany, Western Australia.
Contemporary Art, to me reflects the modern interpretation of my culture & traditional values of where I am from, Albany Western Australia. We have carvings on rocks & used ceremonial body paint to acknowledge our dreaming and story-lines.
I use the modern mediums such as acrylics and oils on canvas to convey animals (totemic), land & events that impacted within the region (Kinchinup). I like using a bold (colorful) palate of acrylic paint using additives to enhance the painting. I mix my own themes and styles to gain further insight into art to convey my meanings.”