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 West Australian Guild of China Painters and local agricultural shows. I am a past president and life member of the WA Guild of China Painters. I regularly participate in china painting events, teach at workshops and judge at local shows.
In May 2014 the book 'Golden Reflections - A Celebration of 50 Years' was released, co-written and published 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 the present day - read more.
I will be teaching at the Albany Porcelain Workshop in April 2018. The subject of the class will be 'Silhouettes'.
WA Guild of China Painters Annual Exhibition, May 2017
Demonstration WA Guild of China Painters meeting, April 2017
Central Park Building, CBD Perth, August 2016
Sturt Desert Pea lidded box by Anne Blake