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Training and Education
2024               Editing and Publishing, Workshop with Bernadette Foley, South Coast Writers' Centre 

2022                Young Adult and Childrens' Book Festival, Sydney Writers' Centre, Rozelle

2022                Creativity, with Kate Forsyth and Ben LeHunt, South Coast Writers' Festival

2022                The Business of Publishing, Workshop with Mary Cannane, South Coast Writers' Centre

2021                Manuscript Development and Feedback, with Sandy Fussel, South Coast Writers' Centre

2019                Writing for Children, with Kate Forsyth, Stratford upon Avon, England

2018                Writing for Children, Workshop, Allen & Unwin Faber Writing Academy, Sydney

2003                Writing for Children, Continuing Education Course with Libby Gleeson

1999-2001        Charlie Sheard School of Historical Oil Painting Techniques

1995                Scientific Illustration course, Macquarie University        
1968-1971        Diploma in Art Education from National Art School, Sydney NSW

Teaching and Employment

1980 - present   Exhibiting Artist

1975 - present   Freelance Illustrator

1984 - 2009       Drawing Teacher, Leisure Learning, West Ryde, Sydney NSW

1972 - 1975       Secondary School Art Teacher, Forest High School, Sydney NSW

Children’s Books

2006                The Nightfish, published by The Five Mile Press

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2006               The Nightfish, A-Space on Cleveland, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW

2003               Portals and Pathways, A-Space on Cleveland, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW

Selected Group Exhibitions 
2023             Fragility, (one of tree artists) Clifton School of Arts
2023             The National Capital Art Prize, The Aarwun GalleryCanberra
2023             MultiStory Building, 107 Projects, Redfern NSW
2018-24        The Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival, Thirroul Library, NSW
2018             Pirtek Still Life Prize, Bowral Art Gallery

2013              From Life, 107 Projects, Redfern NSW

2003-12         The Annual Dog Shows, A-Space on Cleveland, (2010 Prize Winner), Surry Hills NSW

2009              From Here to the Next, Berrima District Art Society, Bowral NSW

2007              Playing the Landscape, Frog Rock Cellar Door, Mudgee NSW

2006              Tangents, Wilson Street Gallery, Newtown NSW

2003              John Copes Prize for Representational Art, Berrima District Art Society, Winner, Berrima NSW

2003              Sydney Works on Paper Fair, Fox Studios, Sydney NSW



My work has been published in many magazines including Australian House and Garden, Belle, Charter Magazine, The Australian Weekend Magazine and The Australian Review of Travel. Please have a look through my Illustration portfolio for further details.

Illustration - Selected Publications

2010             Cover Art, Crab, Tim Clarkson Trio, Jazzgroove Records

2010             Pylon floral illustrations for FIFA Fan Fest, Sydney NSW

2007             By George! Laneway storybook, City of Sydney Council, Angel Place NSW

2007             Australian Animal Christmas Projection Designs, The Electric Canvas, Sydney Town Hall NSW

1994 - 2002  Travel Review, The Australian Weekend Magazine, News Limited

1989 - 2000  Australian House and Garden, ACP (now Bauer Media)

1998 - 2000  Charter Magazine, Institute of Chartered Accountants

1984 - 1990  Belle Magazine, ACP (now Bauer Media)

1980 - 1990  Readers Digest

1975 - 1985  Cosmopolitan Magazine and Dolly Magazine, ACP (now Bauer Media)

Illustration - Selected Books

2001             The Gardener's Companion, Mary Moody, New Holland

2000             Letters to Gardeners, Edna Walling, New Holland 

1998             Coasting, Susan Kurosawa, Hodder Headline

1995             The Joy of Travel, Susan Kurosawa, Harper Collins

1993             The Compost Book, David and Yvonne Taylor, Reed Books

1990             Our World of Gardening, Sandra & Graham Ross, Simon & Schuster

1986             Herbs & Spices, Brenda Little, Reed Books

1985             The Complete Guide to Australian Gardening, Alan Seale, Reed Books

Prizes and Accolades
2023           The National Capital Art Prize, Finalist, The Aarwun Gallery, Canberra
2022           Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival, Drawing Category Winner, Thirroul NSW
2018           Pirtek Still Life Prize, Highly Commended, Bowral Art Gallery, Bowral NSW
2017           Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival, Exhibition Winner, Thirroul NSW
2010           Annual Exhibition, Winner, A-Space on Cleveland, Sydney NSW

2005            Cheltenham GHS Art Show, Winner, Painting Section also Highly Commended, Drawing Section, Cheltenham NSW.

2004            Denistone East Public School Show, Winner, Denistone NSW.

                   The John Copes Prize for Representational Art, Commended, Bowral District Art Society, Bowral NSW

                   Tyree-Tycan Works on Paper Prize, Highly Commended, Bowral District Art Society, Bowral NSW

2003            The John Copes Prize for Representational Art, Winner, Bowral District Art Society, Bowral NSW

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