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Winner of the Blackstone Works on Paper Prize

I was thrilled to win the 2022 Blackstone Works on Paper Prize.
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Hunters Hill Art Prize

Winner of Small works category
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Balmain Public School Silent Auction

The silent auction is a fundraiser for Balmain Public School with works by artists including parents of the school and external to the school.
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Spring Clean

Studio Clearance !
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Small oil paintings of pets, people, places and special moments on board or canvas.
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Copes Family Portrait Prize


Poppy's Pet Portraits

I have a puppy! This has prompted me to take up the business of doing little pet portraits.

Annual Central West Camp

Each year some of the family make the pilgramage to the central west to get off the grid and camp. Its a wonderful slow week and I inevitably find myself some painting time.

Corner Store Gallery

A lovely gallery in regional Australia in the town of Orange NSW has a small selection of my work.

Fertile Ground

Six artists from across eastern Australia reconnect as they emerge from the isolation of the last few years. They present new paintings harvested from time spent contemplating shared experiences. The work is seeded in the fertile ground of memory and rich inner life.

Cloudbough Artist Residency

So grateful to have been given the opportunity to spend two weeks in Kandos at the Cloudbough Artist Residency.
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John Villiers Outback Art Prize

Thrilled to be selected as a finalist in the John Villiers Outback Art Prize. I love the desert and wish I could have road tripped to see the exhibition at the Outback Regional Gallery in Winton. You can vote for the peoples choice here:
Horse riding Kosciuszko with my daughter

Q and A with Visual Artist Patrice Wills

Gallery One 62 curator Azlin Ali interviewed me over the phone for the local paper. I enjoyed our chat where she asked about my background, interests and inspirations.
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Winner Fairfield Art Prize

My little painting 'River Dog' won the traditional category in the annual Fairfield Art Prize
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Balmain Watch House

The Balmain Watch House is a beautiful venue in which to show in and I am grateful to be invited to hang again with a group of local artists, all women with children whom have formed a dynamic creative group.
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Blackstone Works on Paper Prize

Blackstone Gallery in Newcastle host the annual works on paper prize and I was thrilled to be selected again this year. It warranted a day trip in rainy weather up north, visiting family and the many art venues of Lake Macquarie and the region en route.
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Fishers Ghost Art Award 2021

The annual Fishers Ghost Art Award at Campbeltown Arts Centre always presents a great collection of diverse work. So thrilled to be included again this year with my painting 'Fossicking'. Thankful the pandemic restrictions eased in time for the exhibition to go ahead.
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'Snapshot' exhibition

Snapshot provides a glimpse into the current practice of artists from the studio workshop at Blacktown Arts
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Mini release of small works
The Space Between My Thoughts

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Paintings in the stock room.
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Art Of Kindness

Caring artists & makers sharing original work to change lives. All profits go to charity
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New Ground Exhibition

This show features new work from Daniela Cristallo, Karen Northey, Alexandra Plim, Fleur Stevenson and Patrice Wills.
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The Best Kept Secret

Showcase of the Sutherland Shire

AGNSW - Inaugural Archibald Wynne and Sulmann entries

Inaugural Archibald Entry


Incognito is a new Art Show raising funds to help support Australian artists.

Campbelltown Arts Centre

Campbelltown Arts Centre are hosting five exhibitions of local artists.

Drummoyne Art Prize 2021

Good news day to hear that I received a highly commended in the portraiture section and also in the contemporary section in the Drummoyne Art Society Open Art Prize

Historic Balmain Watchhouse

A group of inner west mums combine forces and stage exhibitions together and I jumped on the opportunity to be involved.

Women in Colour

Women in Colour' is opening to celebrate international women's day 2021.

Herland exhibition

I look forward to the Herland exhibition every year. This year the theme of HERLAND 3 is The Body Resilient.

Les Femmes 

My painting 'The Space Between Your Thoughts' oil on linen is part of a group exhibition at The Space Gallery in Alexandria.

Art Girl Rising

This is a directory and database for women in the art world to increase visibility and opportunities.

First exhibition of 2021

First exhibition of 2021 is a group show at ARO gallery.

New Year and New workshop program

New Year and New workshop program at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Art Centre.

Five day horse trek and camp in Kosciuszko National Park

It was exhilarating to encounter the Brumbies. Definitely inspiration for new artwork !! Stay tuned.....
Open Studio

Open Studio at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Art Centre

Nominated for the IMAGinE awards which is a yearly award offered by Museums and Galleries NSW
Uncle Wes - Storyteller

Blacktown City has acquired my portrait of Uncle Wes Marne

Uncle Wes is a frequent guest in our studio at Blacktown Art Centre

Painting expedition to Sofala

With colleagues Daniela Cristallo and Fleur Stevenson staying with Amanda Penrose-Hart.

Get Wet pop up exhibition

Artwork by five artists that capture the romance and spirit of the coast

My painting hanging in the Fishers Ghost Art Award

I popped out to Campbelltown Arts Centre

Mina Mina selected for the John Copes Portrait Prize

At Bowral Art Gallery.

Quick escape to stay at Umbi Gumbi

It offers an artist residency program.

Fern St Gallery

Very successful exhibition

The Little Things Art Prize 2020

So thrilled to be included in this event again this year.

I donated  to the Save The Box campaign

Deconstructed painted box artwork

Opening of the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Road trip to Broken Hill

Piccolos Cafe on Darling St in Rozelle

Providing some wall space to show some of my work

Blacktown Art Centre

Very proud of my involvement with the community of artists

The Corner Store Gallery in Orange

Hosted a group exhibition called HOME as a way to celebrate their 6th anniversary

Headed out to Murrurundi

Painting weekend with some artist pals

Finally the Art Centre in Blacktown has opened again

Monir Harcourt came and sat for us

Blacktown Arts Centre

I have been working at making space for local creatives to access a studio environment and form creative alliances.

'Herland 2 - Our Land' is an annual exhibtiion curated by Freya Black

Presented by The Womens Library in Newtown

Exhibition 'No Mans Land'  Gallery Lane Cove

Hosted a round table discussion to coincide with International Women's Day

Opening night for 'No Mans Land' exhibition

At Gallery Lane Cove

Waverley Woollahra Landscape 9x5 Prize

I am grateful to be included again this year with a little desert scape.

Over Summer you will find me at Blacktown Art Centre

Every Wednesday and Saturday facilitating an open studio space

Group show 'It's A Wrap'

Great opening night was had.

Fishers Ghost Art Award 2019

A fun night was had at the opening

Back to Sofala under the wing of Amanda Penrose-Hart

In the great company of some fab women artist friends.

I am supporting the drought relief campaign 'Art For Bales' 

An initiative of a few friends of mine Andrea Hamann and Kate Pittas.

Finalist of the 'Little Things Art Prize'

At the beautiful little Saint Cloche Gallery in Paddington Sydney.

Central Desert in the remote community of Yuendumu

I spent a few weeks working at the Warlukurlangu Art Centre.

Paddington exhibition of the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award

I was thrilled to be included

Studio of Amanda Penrose-Hart in Sofala

I was fortunate to spend a few days with some friends

Art Gallery On Darling in Balmain

Over the last year I have been part of an online group hosted by Felicity O'Connor to support emerging women artists.

ME Artspace fundraiser 

I made a contribution to raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation

Opening of postFRESH

A wonderful night was had at the opening of postFRESH. Thankyou to all who came and supported the artists and collectors who bought work....

Interviewed by Nicole Beck on 2SER radio

Zorica Purlija and I were interviewed by Nicole Beck on 2SER radio about our upcoming group exhibition and postFRESH concept.

Finalist in the annual Waverley Woollhara 9x5 Landscape Prize

This work 'Land of the Long White Cloud' inspired from a recent trip to NZ

All We Can't See' exhibition in Melbourne

Thrilled to have my painted image shown as a projected video work alongside other artists contributing visual responses to the deeply disturbing individual leaked Nauru Files