Exhibiting in Blackwood River Arts Trail At:
Down South Mosaics Gallery
20 Walter St, Nannup WA 6275, Australia
0447 844 495
Based in Nannup I have been involved with teaching mosaics in Community workshops and Children’s holiday programs since 2014.
My style has gone from ceramics, mosaic tiles, glass, and currently working mainly with crockery and tiles to create pot faces, flowers and sculptures.
I love blending varied materials and colours to create whimsical characters on pots.
A lot of thought goes into the character and as I work the subject comes alive. I can look at a piece of crockery or a tile and get inspired. The material often dictates what I produce.
Mosaics have been my art media for twenty years. Argentinian mosaic artist Solange Piffer has influenced me and I have incorporated her use of figures and flora in my work; however, I am also influenced by my Australian surrounds and am enthusiastic about using repurposed and recycled objects.
Gustave Klimt is a creative influence, in the use of colour and patterning. Often, a found object can inspire me to recreate a mosaic piece, the object often dictates what the mosaic will become. My work is spontaneous and evolves as I find more objects, the subject takes on its own whimsical character.
After gaining 3rd place in the emerging artist award at Sculptures by the Bay, Dunsborough, 2023 I have been inspired to produce a stingray sculpture to enter this year.
As a regional Nannup artist, I have entered, won awards, and sold at various art exhibitions. I like to work in isolation in my own studio and I have worked with children and Youth for the Nannup Shire on numerous occasions, in a variety of creative projects.
60 x 150cm
20 x 25cm
41 x 41cm
22 x 92cm
38 x 30cm
I Wear My Heart on my Sleeve
45 x 40cm