I pursued artistic training as a mature age student at night classes in 1977 as my time was limited being a working mother. My work background was as a draftswoman for 21 years, 11 years as a Technician in the Department of Art and Design, Kalgoorlie College, 5 years as a Human Resources Officer for Curtin University, Kalgoorlie and 2.5 years Client Services Officer, Curtin University, Margaret River.
I gained a wealth of knowledge working as an Art Technician, Kalgoorlie College for 6 years, I then became exhibition co-ordinator part time and studied part-time. 32 years living in Kalgoorlie gave me a great understanding of the Goldfields landscape and it became apparent through creative exploration I could capture my feelings and visions of the landscape by throwing simple forms reflecting the colours of the land from its range of subtle hues through to the harsh browns, reds and ochres.
I made a quantum leap in 2001 and moved to Margaret River another beautiful part of Western Australia, a softer, gentler lifestyle and a major turning point in my life. It has given me the opportunity to exhibit more widely, become a member of a large group of artisans and to extend my knowledge exploring all the possibilities clay presents for expression.
My aim is to create forms of beauty with visual impact and to establish an individuality of style.