Which five words best describe you? Indecisive, visual, interested, intuitive, settled/unsettled.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? It’s hard for me to pinpoint where and when my career started. I managed to draw out my undergraduate degree over a period of seven years, and in that time I was exposed to and taught by incredible/generous lecturers and artists, undertook a residency in Iceland, was offered nanny/assistant work for a wonderful artist who invited me to a studio space in Alexandria, began selling printmaking based works in Small Spaces in Redfern and exhibiting in groups show around Sydney. Since finishing my degree and having limited access to printmaking facilities I’ve set up a painting studio. This has been a refreshing shift in my practice and I am currently enjoying the directness and possibilities of paint, though I am really looking forward to making some new print-based works soon.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? To be open and interested. Everything is interesting and opportunities/inspiration arise in the some of the most unexpected and unassuming places.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Spending my days in the studio.
What’s been your best decision? Turning down an offer to study psychology at university to pursue study in art.
Who inspires you? Children, people who grow their own vegetables, artists with children, my brothers, all of my friends, Jean Louise (Scout) Finch, Henri Matisse, Murray Paterson, Karen Dalton, Claudia Karvan, Lara Merrett, Tony Tuckson, Mamma Andersson, people I meet daily.
What are you passionate about? Looking.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Can I name a few? Karen Dalton, Karin Mamma Anderson, My Pop’s Mother, John Cage, Anni Albers.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Read more fiction, live/work in the Australian desert, eat Tasmanian oysters in Tasmania, have my own home in the country someday.
What are you reading? I start lots of books and don’t finish many of them. I am currently reading: White by Kenya Hara, Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi, rereading Breath by Tim Winton, and listening to To Kill a Mockingbird audiobook written by Harper Lee and read by Sissy Spacek - highly recommend this!
images courtesy of sally anderson