Joined November 2009

Im a bit of a free spirit , dreamer , lover of wild places , both inner and outer. / I paint , sculpt , write , draw , print , a jack...

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“Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers ,Grow, Grow.”…The Talmud

I am a painter , sculptor and poet.
BA in Fine Arts , Archaeology , Australian Literature
Dip, Ed .
Living in the Central West of NSW , Australia.

Mainly paint in Oils , also use collage along with paint.
Sculpt in a variety of mediums , mainly recycled relic metal , hebel , assemblage.Clay and plaster.

I also have been writing poetry intensely in the last 12 months and it has a strong influence on my visual artwork.

Have been producing art for the past 10 years , self taught , exhibiting throughout the central west of N.S.W, Australia.Solo , group shows. Work in private and public collections here and overseas.
I love swimming in wild places and gaining inspiration from the land. I am an explorer in a physical , artistic and spiritual sense.


“Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud..

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll…

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul"

- William Ernest Henley

Collaborative Connection
SoJie 14, October 2011

Linda Ridpath Fine Art Award
for Excellence in Landscape Painting Oils
SoJie 14, October 2011

  • Age: 53
  • Joined: November 2009


An apology

Hello everyone…just a note to apologize for not being here much this past year. Its been a very tough one here for me …lots of overwhelming challenges with offspring . It has depleted my art output severely and challenged my spirit. / But my New Years resolution is to Rise Above yet again and try and regain some ground in all aspects of my life…especially the creative side which…
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A beautiful poem by Mary Oliver

Just As The Calendar Began to Say Summer / by Mary Oliver / I went out of the schoolhouse fast / and through the gardens and to the woods, / and spent all summer forgetting what I’d been taught — / two times two, and diligence, and so forth, / how to be modest and useful, and how to succeed and so forth, / machines and oil and plastic and money and so forth. / By fall I had healed somewhat, but w…
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R and R

Hi everyone…just off for 4 days R and R…letting you know so you dont think Im rude for not commenting of replying. / pray for my days to go slow…lol / cheers Christine
Posted about 3 years – 3 comments


Im off for a few days of escape… back Thursday …just so you know Im not ignoring your masterpieces net where Im going….chow / XXX
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