As a child, I retreated more and more
into an alternate world by reading. It took me to places and times and
adventures that I dreamed of and away from the mundane world that I felt I
didn’t quite belong in. I recognise now
that I was a highly sensitive child and was easily overwhelmed with emotion. Feeling that I didn’t belong, ballet became
my salvation and then yoga.
I threw myself into study and creating,
and it wasn’t until after my first marriage ended that I went to art school and
loved it. I also studied both Classics and Fine Art at university and then life
drew me away to have a family. I lost my
Self, as many do, in the endless blur of changing, feeding sleeplessness and
emerged out the other side with counselling and yoga teaching qualifications,
wondering who the heck I was.
When we settled in our current home, I
decided to retrain as a teacher, teaching in our community for many years. This gave me an identity, colleagues and friends, a new
profession and fulfilled my need for integrity in life.
Finding my way back to me took a long time, I
don’t do things by halves!
I had been searching for my teacher, my guru in
yogic terms and then I met her – an Australian-born Hindu High Priestess living
in Bali. And started the journey into
myself that continues in my artwork. I was searching for my truth, and for ways
to speak and honour my truth. Now I paint my truth!
ART IS SOUL'S EXPRESSION
I create to express myself and do so in may ways. Designing and making costumes, three dimensional lanterns and sculptures, fibre arts, art journaling, jewellery, printing and painting. All these media excite me and the possibilities are endless.
I guess I just really enjoy making things and solving the problems that arise along the way.