I’m a Western Australian artist based in Perth. I studied art and design as well as fashion and textiles, and also worked as a hairdresser dabbling in couture hair for fashion shows. I draw inspiration from travel and popular culture, and also my mother, who was an interior designer and decorator. My experiences have opened my eyes to the close relationship between the arts and how they change together with the times.
My art is all quite varied in content, although uniform in its vibrancy and light-heartedness. I love colour and to create uplifting images to lighten up a home and hopefully lift someone’s mood. I like to keep a sense of humour in my art, as I have suffered personally with depression at different points in my life. I can’t stand artwork that draws attention to the darkness in the world, and prefer work that brightens my day and helps me to stay positive and motivated. I love painting with acrylics because of the vibrancy and depth that can be created. I also love capturing light and shadow with graphite in monotone drawings.
Lately the majority of my art work has been by commission, which has been an amazing way to grow as an artist as it pushes me to go in different directions and try things that I might not have done without the input of a client. I now do a lot of portraiture work which nearly always has a really touching story to go with it which I love hearing about and getting to share a moment with people. I’ve also been commissioned to do a lot of mural work lately which I’m really passionate about. It’s great to be able to change the look of a space on such a large scale and really interact with the people who live or work in the area and see their response to the changes.
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