I've been painting, drawing and sculpting since I can remember. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia and was encouraged to express myself through art by my parents and school teachers.
Being the daughter of two artistic parents meant that I was surrounded by creativity and encouraged to explore new ideas and concepts. I remember my mother cutting up cereal boxes so we could use the inside as canvases and collecting egg cartons so we could construct objects. My mother and grandmother were very good artists in oils and pastels and my father worked with metals, clays and wood.
One of my biggest joys was being given oil paint and pastels which belonged to my grandmother from the time when she worked as a commercial artist. I still use these historical media in my work knowing that my grandmother would be glad that they continue to be used in a creative fashion through the family generations.