Australian How To Paint

Artistic DNA

Born in Sydney, I have been engaged in art since my early childhood. I am proud to be a seventh generation Australian related to many pioneer families of the Hawkesbury region in New South Wales. I am a ‘six times’ great-granddaughter of the famous painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792).

I live at Kurrajong Heights, on the escarpment of the Blue Mountains overlooking the Hawkesbury River. I have my own studio/gallery at this location.

After leaving school, I studied advertising at East Sydney Tech – National Art School. I have also attended many workshops with some of Australia’s top watercolour tutors at ‘Art in Action’ (run by CASS) at Kurrajong; Grafton Artfest; and also Mitchell School of Arts at CSU Bathurst. Over the years I have studied with Stella Pearce,

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