My parents and I came to Australia as when I was only a toddler. My early years were spent in Carlton which was wonderfully exciting and changing at a great pace. I started my art studies at Prahran Institute, majoring in Advertising Art. My preference in those days was for Victoriana etchings which I sold through the Australiana store at the Southern Cross Hotel. At this time, I became a member of the Young Australian Artists, started by Eric Westbrook, Director of the Museum of Art. He helped us exhibit our work at RMIT’s Storey Hall and took our small group to various other exhibitions. I then continued on to a course called 'Display and Exhibits'.
I was asked to design display boxes for the newly established wine exhibit at the Exhibition Building. That experience led me to a career as a Display Artist at several major retail chains as well as running my own display business servicing smaller shops.
I continued to experiment with a variety of techniques, including three dimensional art on canvas and board, leather and wood inlay montage, water colour mono prints. Threw clay on a wheel and, a little sculpture.
Then came three children who demanded all of my time and energy until they became a little independent.
We moved overseas with the youngest one while the two eldest remained in Australia to finish their studies and it wasn’t until our return to Australia and our youngest leaving home, that my creative urges were reawakened.
I have a Studio at 106 Barkly St. St. Kilda that that I share with about 12 other Artists. We hold Exhibitions of our work every year at the same time as The St. Kilda Festival. I joined Eva Ermer at the Gasworks Studio at a live painting and sculpture group. More recently I became interested in sculpture and found Barbara McLean, a gifted sculptor who has taught and inspired me for the past year or so.
I have had my sculptors exhibited at Linden, Toorak Sculptor Exhibition, Pink Lady Art Exhibition, Art Gallery in Glen Huntly Rd. Elsternwick and at Barbara McLean’s in Hampton.