I inherited a great love of plants from both my botanist parents and have always had a keen interest in the visual arts. After a 30 year career playing Associate Principal Oboe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra I now devote my time to Botanic art in watercolour with a focus on Australian native plants.
In 2016 at The Art of Botanical Illustration exhibition I was awarded an Honourable Mention by Celia Rosser for three of my paintings. In 2018 I was awarded another Honourable Mention, this time for my red poppy. This painting was also used on the flyer to advertise the exhibition. In TABI 2020 one of my paintings was again chosen as the 'hero' image for the exhibition, this time my agapanthus seed head, and my red flowering gum painting was chosen to appear in the Royal Botanic Gardens 2021 calendar. The 2022 calendar celebrates 50 years of The Art of Botanical Illustration exhibition and my red poppy painting has been selected to be included.
I held my first solo exhibition in 2019 at the Meeniyan Art Gallery. I live in Korumburra, South Gippsland where I have an extensive garden which provides me with wonderful inspiration for my paintings.