|Working on a Klimt Lady, now resident in Sydney.|
Thanks for checking out our blog! You'll have already found out a bit about our business, Bohemian Arts, but it seems as if I need to provide a little bit of information about myself. Here goes!
Together with John, I'm very fortunate to have a special place where I can spend my days working with my clay, playing with my paints and meeting all the lovely folk who pop in to the studio. I especially enjoy encouraging other folk to take up some form of art or craft, and have fun sharing what I do and about all the art materials we have. My main art medium is clay and I've been sculpting for eight years now. Prior to that I did the usual dabbling in lots of types of art and craft while I was studying to be, or working as, among other things, a primary teacher, speech pathologist and diversional therapist. I was very fortunate to be taken under the wing of Julie in South Australia, who is a very talented artist, clay sculptor and great friend. Julie continues to be my generous and inspiring mentor. I'm mostly known for my clay figures that are inspired by the portraits of the painter Modigliani.
|Me with a Modigliani Lady, Jeanne Hebuterne,|
now resident in Fishermans Paradise, NSW
|Our home & Esmerelda the goat.|
Away from the studio I love being at our home nestled under the mountains at Meander. Both John & I are keen gardeners and we're busy developing various areas of our two acre garden. Something we've done recently is to make a labyrinth. Quite special to walk around.
|Aggie flanked by Aphid (left) & Henry (right).|
We share our home with 3 beautiful cats - Aphid, Henry and Aggie, and out in the garden for company we have Esmerelda the goat. Chickens coming soon! My flute playing is coming along (those who have ever heard me play will be pleased to hear!), now that I get together with another flautist every fortnight to play duets. In any remaining time, I love reading and John and I both enjoy word games and crosswords. We also enjoy getting John's guitar and my flute together.
I think that's enough about me for now. Maybe too much!?