A genuine passion for ships and the sea …
I have always loved tales of the sea, especially the awe-inspiring windjammers. This is due in part to my great-grandfather, who went to sea at fifteen, became captain of sailing ships, wrote a book about The Wavertree for New York’s South Street Seaport Museum, and concluded a fine seagoing career as the Harbourmaster of Port Adelaide. I often draw inspiration from his experiences, and that of my husband and other current and former serving members of the Royal Australian Navy, to imbue a deep respect for the sea and ships in my marine art.
Whenever someone says to me, “I’m so not creative” or “I haven’t got a creative bone in my body” as happened again recently, I wonder how that narrative first emerges in a person’s mind and […]
Presenting commissioned art to HMAS Adelaide From birds to ships! When the Ship’s Welfare Committee commissioned an original painting to showcase HMAS Adelaide’s capabilities as a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, I was thrilled. I have […]
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Hi, I’m an artist with an almost obsessive attention to detail! I love drawing and painting from life which, as a ship painter, usually means spending a lot of time outdoors, walking along beaches, wharf or jetty, and kayaking in Sydney Harbour. My style of realism also leads to long hours in the studio. When I’m not walking my dogs in the park or sitting under the trees with binoculars in hand, I’m in the studio working on new paintings for my next exhibition! Read more