My interest in art has existed for as long as I can recall but my introduction to porcelain painting came in the early 1990s. I have been an enthusiastic china painter since then.
The opportunity to both live and travel in remote outback regions of northern Australia has influenced my work and given me a great appreciation of Australian flora and fauna. Many years spent as an enthusiastic scuba diver also provided me with a wonderful opportunity to experience and explore the marine environment off the West Australian coast. I enjoy incorporating local reef fish into my designs.
Exhibiting mainly in Western Australia, I have been the recipient of several trophies and awards from the Perth Royal Show, the Porcelain Artists of Western Australia and local agricultural shows. I am a past president and life member of the Porcelain Artists of WA (formerly the WA Guild of China Painters) and member of the Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers Association (WA Region). I regularly participate in china painting events, teach at workshops and judge at local shows.
In 2014 the book 'Golden Reflections - A Celebration of 50 Years' was released, co-written by myself and Kaye MacLean. The book traces the origins of china painting in Western Australia and follows the WA Guild of China Painters from its inception in 1964 to 2014 - read more.
I will be teaching at a three day workshop from 12th to 14th February 2022. The workshop, hosted by the Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers of WA, will feature Silhouettes embellished with gold, textures and/or lustre. For more information read article on the News Page.
Porcelain Artists of Western Australia, annual exhibition, May 2021
Australasian Porcelain Art Teachers, WA Branch, exhibition, Kidogo Gallery, Fremantle - October 2020
Albany Porcelain Art Workshop 2019 - March 2019
WA Guild of China Painters Annual Exhibition, May 2019
Sturt Desert Pea, miniature lidded box by Anne Blake