Artist Statement
I am a Queensland based artist who draws on nature, the human form and sense of place as inspiration for my artworks.
I enjoy working across a wide range of mediums including watercolour, pastel, oil and pencil.
My love of flowers is evident in many of my artworks. I am fascinated by the shapes and patterns which are created when light falls on forms such as the delicate petals of flowers. By focusing on smaller parts of an object, rather than the whole, I find I am constantly discovering new contours and shapes which materialise within the subject.
I am fortunate to have a studio in Cleveland where I hold regular art classes and workshops

Publcations
Artist Palette Magazine – Artwork and tutorial demonstrations
Australian Artist Magazine – Artwork and tutorial demonstrations
Lydia I am – written and illustrated by Vicki Whalan

Qualifications
Certificate IV –  Fine Arts
Certificate IV – Training and assessing
Certificate of achievement – NHI101x. University of Newcastle

Exhibitions
February 2018 – Petite Pieces – Aspire Gallery – Brisbane
November 2015 – The Kangaroo visit – Gallery Guilia – Rome, Italy
September 2015 – Joint exhibition -Yupo Galley – Glebe
October 2015 – Joint Exhibition – Marconi Club – Sydney
June 2015 – Lethbridge 10000
June 2015 – Joint exhibition with Karima Deileman – Coalface Regional Gallery
September 2014 – Clifton 10000
August 2014 – Contemporary Visions – –Feature artist – Old Schoolhouse Gallery – Cleveland
May 2013 – Up close and Personal – Feature artist – Old Schoolhouse Gallery – Cleveland
2013 – 2015 Monthly member exhibitions – Old Schoolhouse Gallery – Cleveland
Tafe NSW – Group student exhibitions

Awards
2018- Finalist – Petite Pieces – with the artworks “Dahlia” and “Blueberries”
2015 – Finalist – Lethbridge 10000 With the artwork “Red flowering gums”
2014 – Cliftons 10000 – finalist Brisbane and winner of Peoples choice award with the artwork “Can’t see the forest for the trees”
2014 – Morton Mangroves Exposed – Second place with the artwork “dance to the morning light”
2012 – Redlands Art Award – First place with the artwork “Nineteen”

Memberships
Pastel Society of Australia
Watercolour Association Queensland
Unfortunately, my artwork, regular classes and workshops have recently been on hold for a little while due to illness. I am back now, doing what I love and making artwork again.

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