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About

I create acrylic and mixed media abstracts, semi-abstracts, and contemporary paintings based on observation of the world around me. My works are bold and expressive. I predominately base my work on the landscape around me, the landscape observed while travelling, still life set up’s and still life in its’ existing environment. I paint from memory and loosely from reference photos. I also occasionally sketch small works on site and may reproduce a larger more abstract version in the studio. I paint on pre-stretched canvases and watercolour or canvas paper. I particularly like colour relationships, impasto texture, movement, geometry and layers. I see the world and paint it. I love putting my work out there for everyone to see.

Education

I have been painting consistently with my local art group since around 2008 under the guidance of many tutors. I also attend multiple weekly tutored classes and full day workshops and I am continuously learning and thinking of new ideas.

Additionally in 2019, I commenced studying Certificate III in Visual Arts full time at Box Hill Institute.

Highlights and Awards

  • Fond memories of the Judge’s (Judy Leong – Artist in Residence) paragraph about my piece on receiving my first award at Box Hill Art Group in 2011.
  • Small Group exhibition collaborated with a group of artists I met on social media in 2014.
  • Two artworks sold to an anonymous International collector in Finland in 2016.
  • Box Hill Art Group Mid-Year Exhibition Winner in 2016 (Judge: Gillian McCarthy).
  • Highly Commended Award at Box Hill Art Group and Whitehorse Arts Association Annual Exhibition at Box Hill Town Hall in 2017 (Judge: Jo Reitze).
  • Works leased and hung at The Cluster Co-working Office Space, Queen St, Melbourne in 2018.
  • Selected and exhibited in ‘Life Abstracted’ exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood in 2018.
  • Selling a large artwork online to an International collector in USA in 2019.

Press

Bluethumb Curation by Grace Lye – “Candy Colours”, June 2019

Herald Sun Leader newspaper, 15 October 2018, “Masterpieces on the spot” Box Hill Art Group Annual Exhibition
Art Newz – Box Hill Art Group Newsletter, September 2018 “Practising Art and Other Things” Artist Profile
Herald Sun Leader newspaper, 25 June 2017, “Splash of Street Colour” Kathy’s painted traffic signal box
Herald Sun Leader newspaper, 6 March 2014, “Social media meet up Inspires artists’ Kew Exhibition”

Influences

I see the world and I paint it.