I am a Children's Author, an Artist and I love photography. I started writing for children about 12 years ago. I was also writing song lyrics working with a musician. I first published "Poss In Boots" in 2014. I decided to do a 18 month Childrens Writing Course with the Australian College of Journalism. This was a wonderful experience and I had the amazing Australian Author Ann Harth as my mentor. From there I kept writing and in 2018 self published " Millie's Cloud Friends". Currently I am working on a Chapter Book "A Cry from the Stones" Hopefully out soon.
From general art classes at school,
I never lifted a pencil, crayon or paint brush again until 6 years ago when I semi retired. I started with graphite sketches and amazed myself at what I could do. A friend whose mother passed away was an artist, so she gave me all her boxes of pastels. I had never tried this medium and fell in love with it from the start. you can do so much shading and blending with pastels. A few years ago on Facebook I discovered Alcohol Ink! What a find, I love it. At pesent I love doing landscapes, flaura, fauna more than just doing patterns. My favourite is doing them on tiles and I also use Yupo paper. In future I want to experiment with canvases. I still have a lot to learn in this medium.
I am what I call a Hobby Photographer. I just love taking photos, especially around my beautiful garden. Previously I have travelled around Australia and Overseas. I took plenty of photos on these trips and often use them to create my art.
Due to Covid 19 and staying close to home, flowers and insects are my favourites to photograph at the moment.