From a very young age, I have known, that I want and need to paint....
My career path took a different direction and after gaining my Fashion Diploma at the Dress Design Studio, East Sydney, I worked as a designer for many years.
I then moved into digital Art and designed and illustrated my own range of greeting cards for 10 years or so.
Only after making the best decision and moving to the beautiful central coast of Australia, was I able to pursue my dream of painting everyday in my studio.
A lot of my work up till now has been figurative, as I've always loved painting the human figure. However, in my continuously evolving art practice, my search for what it all means and my passion to paint more freely, I find I am now drawn to nature and the environment, more than ever.
I continue to be inspired by all things wonderful and by so many amazing artists.
I continue to learn and grow.
Qualifications and Awards....
Winner of Peoples Choice Award-Small Works
Art Studio Cooperative-2015
Winner-Grandma Moses Art Prize-2015
Hunters Hill Art Prize-2018
Gosford Art Prize -2017
Gosford Art Prize-2016
Hunters Hill Art Prize-2016
Hunters Hill Art Prize-2014
Gosford Art Prize-2013
Hunters Hill Art Prize....2013
Gosford Art Prize....2012
Gosford Art Prize....2011
Gosford Art Prize....2009
"Down to Earth"...2017
'It's a Love Thing'....2015
Art in the Open....2018
Here & THERE...Five Lands Open Studio Artists...2018
HERE & There...Five Lands Open Studio Artists...2018
Grandma Moses Art Exhibition-2015-2016
'Reflections- Ruby Samadhi-2016
Connections' Five Lands Exhibition....2015-17
Coastal Senses-2015-Art Studio Coop-2015
Love-2015- Ruby Samadhi-2016
Wanderlust -Ruby Samadhi-2016
Natural Wonders-Ruby Samadhi-2016
Black and White-Ruby Samadhi- 2016
2012-now....Painting full time.
1999-2012-Established my own business and website-Articlz-Digital artwork and graphic design.
Including a range of greeting cards, commissioned artwork portraiture, personalised wedding stationery, illustrations for the fashion and cosmetic industries.
1980-1999-Designer and Illustrator...Fashion Industry
persue my original dream of painting everyday in my studio.