Art has been a passion all my life. As a young girl living on a goat farm in the outback, I would take charcoal from the wood stove to use for my first drawings. I was later introduced to the use of acrylics at school. I furthered my eduction in art by enrolling in Scott’s Correspondence College, where I studied oil painting.
After a long break and a serious motor vehicle accident, I resumed my interest in art attending life-drawing classes with the late John Kibby. John’s guidence motivated me, and as a result I have held exhibitions in various cities around Australia including Newcastle, Brisbane, Winton, Melbourne, Sydney, Atherton and Cairns. I have also participated in overseas exhibitions in Canada, Papua New Guinea and study trips to Fiji, New Zealand and France.
I enjoy working within a diverse range of media and subject, my style varies from the portraits, landscapes, animals and impressions. My love of texture, and my passion for the oil medium will keep me exploring my artwork.
“My work is motivated by the desire to depict more than merely the superficial aspects of everyday life. Using the process of painting and mixed media I explore the subconscious influences on memory and perception. The multi layered aspect of conscious and subconscious thought is complex so my exploration attempts to portray this. Such an approach allows the viewers to discover the work from the context of their own perception and experience” Di Sant, Copyright 2008.