Australian How To Paint

Your Art will Touch your Senses

Sydney was my birthplace in 1948. I was raised in suburban Balmain. At the age of 30, I moved from the city to the country – to a beautiful little place called Callala Bay on the south coast of NSW. From there I moved to the mountain Mt Beppo in Queensland, but longed to be closer to the sea. Woolgoolga in NSW is my home now.

My parents did not share my passion for art, however my paintings hung on every wall in the house so I feel that represented an acceptance. My interest in art became obvious as a child. I won many children’s art prizes

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