My painting draws on the imagery of the landscape in which I am living at the time and to which I am emotionally attached. Periods of plein air drawing in the particular landscape result in an understanding and an empathy with the character of place.
I call on this instinctive understanding in the use of an open method of construction in which no way forward is known beforehand. This ground of familiarity allows me the luxury of complete freedom in method and approach.
Johns' describes her work as building upon the legacy of modernists such as Cezanne, Matisse and Bonnard, Milton Avery and Sean Scully who understood the integrity of the painting language itself while giving equal weight to the feeling or sensate nature of the subject.
2016 Eutick Still Life Award (EMSLA), Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2016 Empire Global Art Award, Canberra, ACT
2008 Basil Sellers Art Prize, NSW
1997 & 1995 Blue Mountains Art Prize
Public Collections:Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Collection; Kedumba Award Collection; Basil Sellers Collection; Blue Mountains City Council Collection; Bi-Centennial Acquisition Blue Mountains City Council Collection
Private Collections: Australia and Internationally
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Oz Arts magazine, Issue 13, 1996, p72, 3 plates and cover.
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