Ever since I can remember, my Mum has painted. My grandmother used to have a painting in her lounge room of Peter Pan which Mum had painted at the age of 7. She won an art competition with that very painting.
In my early years, I remember her going to Chinese Painting classes and has often said that medium gave her discipline with her brush strokes. Over the years she has studied with some of the greatest contemporary Australian artists and has used their styles and methods but changed it to suit the way she paints. Her work has always evolved.
I have no doubt my eye for colour and design stems from being surrounded by art and colour all my life. Mum has an uncanny knack of seeming to know the latest colour or trend. Many a time I’ve returned from trade fairs and rung her to say there was a profusion of dragonflies or purple or art deco at the fair only for her to tell me that she had just completed a painting with that colour or motif.
Mum’s just been down in Sydney from her home in Brisbane. I took the opportunity to load some of her artworks onto Society 6. This website will provide giclee prints, ipod and phone cases as well as cushions from her artwork. It’s very exciting seeing her paintings transformed into cushions and other medium.
I feel very fortunate to have such a talented mother. Contact me if you would like further details of her work.