Thursday, April 30, 2015

Celebrating Women Artists @ Arcadia Contemporary, New York City

"All is Always Now" 2014 In the window Greene Street @ Arcadia Contemporary New York City

See my work in the Celebrating Women Artists exhibition at Arcadia Contemporary New York! April 23- May 20 2015 with Romina Ressia, Alessandra Peters, Nancy Depew, Jess Cooper and Deon Duncan.

"Introspection" 2015
Oil on Linen 

Includes new paintings for the show, "Introspection" is from a photo I took in New York when I was there almost 10 years ago, and the model is "Lauren" from a photoshoot about 12months ago I did in my home town of Adelaide. The images married perfectly to produce this work. It SOLD straight away, which was a wonderful positive affirmation of the success of the image.

If you are in New York, get along and see the show!

Friday, December 26, 2014

LA Art Show Jan 14-18 2015

Very EXCITED to be part of the LA Art Show in Los Angles with my work on representation hanging at the Arcadia Contemporary Stand.
It is a great start to the year of 2015 and a prelude to my 3 women show "Women Rule"! @ Arcadia in April 2015.
Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Melbourne Art Fair 2014; Objects of Beauty:Contemporary Still Life exhibition at CK Contemporary, San Francisco

"Arrival" 2014 Oil on linen 61x51cm

 My works, my model and me at the Fair

It has been a very busy year as usual...August saw me exhibiting at the Melbourne Art Fair with a huge response from the visiting public, it was a great opportunity to show my work to a wider audience.

Currently on show for September 2014 I have some still life paintings in an exhibition called, Objects of Beauty: Contemporary Still Life at in San Francisco. 

Teacakes 2006
oil on linen
40 x 132 cm

There is an online catalogue for the exhibition, follow this link to the publication..

Friday, March 07, 2014

"Disconnected" exhibition at Brenda May Gallery Sydney 25 February to 22 March 2014

My latest work can be seen at Brenda May Gallery Sydney in my solo show Disconnected.

All is always now2014
il on linen 
122 x 152cm 
My work derives itself from my personal experiences and observations as a woman in Contemporary Australia. I have chosen the filmatic stage to portray my characters, making my own version of Noir - my Femme Noir. The characters in my paintings often appear disassociated in their environments; there in physicality but removed and mentally detached, existing in their own worlds. Women stare into space, involved in their private lives, housed in their own environments. Here there are pristine interiors, with patterned walls and floors, whilst the shadows play with the psychological presence of people inhabiting the scenes. 

You can see an online catalogue to the exhibition here Issuu Online Catalogue

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Surgeon 2013
Oil on Linen

Have been working on this portrait of my Great Uncle Dr Donald Beard for quite awhile now in between my other commitments.  Have decided say it is finished eventhough I could keep working on is always difficult to know when to stop...but stop I have. The image will be in the forthcoming publication from Wakefield Press called the 'The Diggers Doctor' due to be released April 2014. At this stage there will be a launch of the book by General Peter Cosgrove at SA Government House, which is all very exciting!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Now represented by CK Contemporary, San Francisco

Shelter 2013
Oil on Linen
I am very excited to announce that I am now represented by CK Contemporary in San Francisco, California. Centrally located in the heart of Union Square for easy access to anyone visiting the city, the gallery has recently opened in a beautifully refurbished space. If you are visiting please say hello to the lovely Gallery staff there and take a look at my work. If you cannot get there in person click here to visit their website.

Friday, August 23, 2013


"Pensive" 2013
Oil on Linen

Here is the first of my new paintings for my solo show at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney Australia, which opens February 25 2014. Am very happy to be showing in Sydney after several years of absence and even more happy to be showing with Brenda May. 

This image is created from some of the things in my collection. My old 19thC Danish couch, a 1940's table, the cushion is a modern and from Laura Ashley and on the table is a 1950's Barsony Figure which belonged to a great aunt. The model is a local girl involved in the Vintage industry here, she is very beautiful but sometimes seeing the whole isn't mysterious and making this composition cut before the shoulder line makes you wonder. It takes me a long time to set up these works and such a long time to paint, I am at the stage where I want to make quality not quantity. I want to have something to say and not just for the sake of being. 

Hope you enjoy the image. Until the next time....