Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
That saying on the left, thats my motto.
I am a self-taught artist in the ancient practice of 'quilling' or 'paper filigree'. I have been working full-time on my craft from my home studio for the past seven years. All works are original, three-dimensional pieces made entirely from hand-rolled, curled, shaped, cut, folded and glued strips of paper. In addition to my original artwork I have also taken images of my work to create greeting and gift cards, mugs and limited edition prints.
In 2018 I held my first solo exhibition - Paper Round. My second solo exhibition, BLOOM, is scheduled for 2020.
Over the years I have been fortunate to be commissioned to create gifts for many international guests and local dignitaries including Hollywood legends, Goldie Hawn and Jane Seymour, former Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, Former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, former Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty and inspiring leaders such as Dr Susan Alberti and the Honourable Linda Dessau.
I am inspired by the scope of the works of Ai Weiwei, the political statements of Banksy, the pop art of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring and the extraordinary use of colour by David Hockney.
I love art that has depth and texture, that draws you in and makes you want to reach out and touch it, or look at it so closely that you leave your nose print on the glass.
I'm absolutely loving exploring new ways to present my work, more contemporary pieces and on a larger scale than what I have created in the past.
I've been married to Bernie since 2000, or since August 2014 if you want to count our vow-renewal in Vegas, and we have 3 daughters, 18 year-old Marley, 16 year-old twins, Shaini and Peri, and a Groodle, Mo.