Originally a migrant from Scotland, I now live in the beautiful northern..rivers area of nsw, Australia. A diverse and creative.. community. The area has been my inspiration for my.. artmaking for the past 30 years. I am a figurative artist..working in traditional mediums such as pastel on paper, oils..on canvas, and sculptural mediums such as ceramics.Using.. these mediums I seek to express my surroundings by..weaving a tapestry of colours through my work and seeking out the abstract..elements within. I will also use symbolism to help create the..stories in my.. work..

Magicians of Still Life
June 2014 Invitational Exhibition

Still Life Paintings group
sponsored by Solo Exhibition

See my interview and demonstration film on tv






see artist interview

Co-Host for Northern Rivers Artists
Co-Host for Contemporary Pastel Painters

Co-Host for miniature art

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  • Joined: February 2009


I'm delighted to have my still life's included alongside these talented artists

See my work in the ‘Magicians of Still Life’ exhibition, / sponsored by Solo Exhibition, / curated by Beatrice Cloake
Posted 7 months – 4 comments

Still life workshop studio

I’d like to extend an invitation to visit my workshop studio here on solo exhibition’s 2014 / Workshops. / I’m currently participating in solo exhibitions workshop studios I’ve decided to do the still life workshop and have set up my own image in my studio to interpret / Maria Paterson workshop studio / I’m using water mix able oils on canvas / WIP 4
Posted 10 months – 6 comments

Host hullabaloo

5th Annual Host Hullabaloo! / Spring 2014 @ Solo
Posted 11 months – Leave a comment

Made front page!

How exciting, my Pastel made it onto the found page this morning, such a lovely surprise
Posted about 1 year – 2 comments