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Born in Holland of Dutch/Italian parents, I migrated to Australia with my family and settled in Adelaide, South Australia.
A draftsman's assistant at the LTO, Psychiatric Nursing, & studied part time fashion /art / craft classes at night school after which I landed a job designing lingerie witgha prominent firm.
A year later I was out of there (I had left home by this time) and proceeded to study a Diploma of Fine Arts at the South Australian school of Arts, full time.
I taught a variety of art classes over these years and many following..see CV
I began exhibiting (painting) immediately after my art school days were completed.
This was the beginning of a career / profession and a new form of artistic expression for me.
I work in many Industries for PR and documentation e.g. music, film, festivals, corporate functions, theatre, portraiture and until recenrtly, for the last 12 years I have been actively involved in an inner city women's refuge as a relief support worker. I still design and sew cloth for personal use & friends.
My photography is similar to and reflects the techniques and working styles of the early European Dadaists Impressionists & Baroque artists, by whom i am surely influenced.
Drawing my inspiration from mythology and nature, my creativity stems from my lust for finding and exploring sympathies between the human body, the landscape and its textures. Using the technique of sandwhiching negatives or overlaying digital images, colors and images collide, creating new visual and emotional images, often painterly and somewhat surreal .
"i don’t care for the certainty of what’s in front of my lens, but the creativity, the fantasy and the invention, that can gush from a thought thereafter or one that was there before..sometimes descibed as synthetic realism"