Hello and thanks for visiting.
I am a Bendigo based mum to two beautiful boys, an artist, a teacher, and a lover of animals.
Growing up, I always enjoyed painting and drawing. Having a superbly artistic and talented mum helped to encourage my skills and passion for the arts. In Secondary school, I was blessed to have two art teachers that nurtured and pushed my art skills to the point where i knew i wanted to pursue my love of art and continue my artistic journey at university. Majoring in painting, I thoroughly loved my 3 year art journey at LaTrobe Bendigo. I then completed a Grad Dip in Education and have taught Art, Visual Communication and Ceramics in Secondary schools as well as teaching in other settings such as the Bendigo Art Gallery and the Bendigo Pottery.
My beloved 17 year old cat 'Albert' passed in 2014 and I felt such a deep loss and heartache, realising that our pets are far more than just pets. They are parts of our families and we connect so deeply, forming a special bond with them.
I began drawing pet portraits as a way to celebrate this bond with our furry friends and it also became very therapeutic for me. I thoroughly love hearing stories about my clients beloved animals and enjoy helping them celebrate their pets, or helping to provide comfort and connection with pets that have passed.
I am a teacher and privately tutor students and adults in all stages of their artistic journey.
I also run workshops and skill development sessions.