I am an Australian artist exploring the design possibilities of blending traditional Celtic art principles with Australia’s unique plants and animals to create intricate and vibrant paintings and black on white designs. It’s an expression of my Celtic heritage and my living connection with the Australian landscape, my home and birthplace.

I have explored many media, working on glass, paper, vellum, timber and slate. Currently my works are watercolour gouache, inks and gilding on paper, as well as acrylic and gilding on canvas.

My works also often include calligraphy, a skill and craft I spent many years studying and teaching before immersing myself in the Celtic arts.

In a recent trip to Europe I took many photos in my favourite places. I was entranced by the Queen’s Hamlet at the palace of Versailles, mesmerised by the astounding and intricate architecture of Gaudi in Barcelona and overwhelmed by the endless ancient and beautiful buildings throughout Europe. Some of these I will share with you here.

This trip has supplied me with abundant inspiration for the many new paintings to come….

  • Joined: November 2008

Journal

Term 2 Courses & Workshops

CELTIC ILLUMINATED LETTERS / This workshop introduces you to the decorative illuminated letters seen in magnificent Celtic manuscripts such as the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels from ages long past. You will learn to design your own decorative letters using basic calligraphy, drawing and painting techniques, completing at least one Celtic Illuminated Letter on the day including use of …
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Celtic Art Courses & Workshops Term 1 2015

CELTIC ART PATTERNS / To kick off the year I am running this course in 2 locations, offered during school hours on Mondays or on Saturdays. / This introduction to designing the complex patterns of Celtic Art will guide you through the basics using a simple step by step process that always works. You will learn the five basic Celtic design patterns: Celtic knots, spiral designs, step and key patte…
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Calligraphy Courses & Workshops Term 1 2015

CALLIGRAPHY – ITALIC SCRIPT FOR BEGINNERS / You have the opportunity to study this beautiful, versatile script in 1 of 3 different locations. Dates and times vary to suit differing lifestyles. Course fees vary & are set by each host training organisation. / The Italic script is ideal for improving your handwriting or learning calligraphy for the first time. This modern Italic script is …
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Pop Up Gallery at Westfield Tuggerah NSW

This Pop Up Gallery is a showcase of work by over 20 local artists & crafters from the Central Coast NSW. This project is an inititiative of The Central Coast Collective Inc, Wyong Shire Council and Westfield Tuggerah to create opportunities for local artists and creatives. An eclectic display of high quality paintings, sculptures, jewellery, fibrework and giftwares are available for sale in …
Posted 10 months – Leave a comment