Let's add the EXTRA to ORDINARY
painting life's familiar things,
to create art you can truly
relate to & connect with.
So, you'd love a piece or two of original art that's got more going for it than a colour scheme which matches your latest throw rug.
You'd like some art that doesn't just decorate your space, but which says a little something about who you are. Maybe not in the deep thinking, philosophical, bare-your-soul kind of way, but which reflects something of the people, places and things you hold dear.
Enter the world of the overlooked and ordinary. (The minutiae of life – if you're feeling fancy.)
Never mind that they seem run-of-the-mill, unremarkable and spectacularly average; familiar items and the sentiment they evoke say something about who we are.
Those best-loved sand-shoes, your child's first bath toy, that tree you always climbed as a kid, the iron that rarely seemed to leave your mother's hand... Can you feel the stirrings of personal connection tickling your synapses?
These are the primary subjects of my paintings: Small snippets of everyday life from the built and natural environment, in art that you and the people you invite into your zone can understand and relate to.
My paintings may not always match your throw rug, but they create moments of recognition right there on your wall.
– And that's how you put the Extra into Ordinary.
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Surprise, surprise: I'm another one of those people who grew up loving to draw and who dreamed of being an artist.
At school, art teachers appreciated me, because I was genuinely interested in their subject, while at home, my parents encouraged me, because art kept me from talking for hours at a time.
I ended up studying graphic design, but – like a puppy watching you eat a fried-egg sandwich – art was always right there, making sure I paid it some attention.
So I did. I dabbled for years; moving from drawing into printmaking – with a brief side-trip into sculpture – until I discovered the appeal of oil painting.
Perhaps my years of design – with it's emphasis on the importance of detail – have shaped the way I see the little things in life.
There is something so appealing about taking the humble things I find around me, bringing them into the foreground, and reconnecting them with an audience.
When painting these often familiar, but overlooked items from life, I am absorbed in a world of colour, shapes, light and shadow – until one of my sons enters the room and wonders aloud, 'Is there anything to eat?'
As well as painting and graphic design, I love to spend time exploring Australia – particularly my beautiful home state of Tasmania – with my husband and our boys. I also quite like reading a good book with a fried-egg sandwich (and watchful puppy) at the ready. But mostly, I enjoy painting.
Take a look at some of my paintings
10" x 8" Oil Painting on Panel
'No Strings Attached'
6" x 8" OIL PAINTING ON PANEL
'After the Party'
6" x 6" oil painting on panel
Love the art, but hold a secret dislike for visiting frame-makers?
Perhaps you'd like to consider purchasing your piece in its very own gallery-style frame.
From as little as $25 extra, I will frame your art for you, so it is ready-to-hang or be proudly placed upon a shelf for the admiration of many.
I make my frames out of Tasmanian Oak timber, with a painted pine base as a support for the artwork. The frames are simple and elegant with a 3mm shadow-line to really make your painting stand out well.
Each frame comes with D-Hooks and wire in place, ready to hang on your wall.
Simply select the framing option when purchasing your painting in my online shop.
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