I had my first solo exhibition of paintings in Maryborough QLD on my 16th birthday. Two more exhibitions occurred before I turned twenty. Life as a bush nurse in remote NT, WA and Tasmania and the arrival of three babies put paid to artistic endeavours for some years! When Imoved to the ‘big smoke’ of Alice Springs six years ago, I decided it was time to pick up the brushes again. It was that, or BURST!
In 2005 I had an exhibition with Ron Talbot entitled ‘Beginnings’ and in 2007 won the Advocate Art Award ‘Places’ prize. In 2008 I won both the Advocate Art Award and the People’s choice Award for ‘Trephina Ghost Gum’. I paint primarily in acrylics, attempting to capture the unique light and landscape of Central Australia.
I’m a shareholder in Studio 12: a new local art collective gallery in the centre of Alice.
As manager of the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation,
I have the honour of working with Pintupi people from the Western Desert. They raised their own funds through painting to establish dialysis services out bush.
CAAS has offered me buckets of support and kindness over the past 5 years and I am proud to be part of the committee.