The Studio XXVI Story

Here I am living the dream! Art has always been my true love. A worthy lover yet she has always taken a back seat. Now like Thelma & Louise we are riding together down the highway in a Cadillac whooping and cheering!

2016 rocketed me into a regular, exhibition orientated and deeply fulfilling art practise helped by having my own working studio.

My Grandmother Margaret Jean was an Oil & China Painter from Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills. She inspired me from an early age and I was encouraged to make art with her. She also bred sheep to make her own fleece for spinning and knitting, peach rollouts ‘fruit mushed and rolled out’, helped my Grandfather run a dairy and was a Prize winning Show cook – we still have the ‘Sim Car’ that she won for first place! I can see her legacy in my face and my love of making, crafting, creating.

Many new projects have emerged in the Studio including Duck n Weave – an Artist Collective of Secondary School Teachers. We exhibit 2 x year for Adelaide Fringe and South Australian Living Artists Festival. We meet regularly and support each other in creative process and fulfilment. You can see more about them here: https://www.facebook.com/ducknweaving/

I am currently living and working in rural South Australia’s beautiful coastal town of Port Lincoln as an Artist and Teacher. This means my beautiful, smart and funny mother can stay independent in her own home living with Alzheimers. Studio XXVI is gearing up for outreach community arts projects/mentorship and workshops. Stay tuned!