My painting ‘Devotion’ is off to Sydney to be in the show of finalists, which opens next month. Official opening and announcement of winners is on Friday 31st of May.

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia

Exhibition dates: 1 June – 9 June 2019
Location: Ravenswood School for Girls, Gate 3, Henry Street, Gordon
Open: 10am – 4pm, , closing at 2.00pm on the final day, 9 June.

I am very excited to be selected as a finalist at the Wyndham Art Prize 2019. It was such an honour to attend the opening with all the other finalists and see the amazing and diverse artworks on display.

Exhibition is on until June the 2nd, 2019
Location: Wyndham Art Gallery, 177 Watton Street, Werribee

For the last two weeks I’ve been staying in a cottage overlooking the ocean on the shores of Portsea, Victoria. It’s the most amazing place. Artists have been attracted to this location since the 1860’s. The highlight for me has been the spectacular displays of everchanging light, magnificent skies and ocean. I’ve witnessed clouds rolling in and rain falling over the water in the distance, the gorgeous sunrises and colourful sunsets, the effects of light on the colours at various times of day, all this teaches me much about the choices we make when painting landscapes.

I loved the isolation, the tranquillity, the birds and the views from the gatekeeper’s cottage where I was staying. I was reminded of my fascination with the early morning. Here I had the opportunity to catch every sunrise, witness the glowing light move across the earth, hear the song of the waking birds and experience it all in complete privacy, like my own daily spiritual ritual. This place will always stay with me now, I know I will come back here often, and it will feel like coming home.

Big thank you to Mornington Peninsula Shire and Regional Gallery for making this experience possible.