I have many varied skills and they all add to my art practice (and distract!)
I am a late starter when it comes to art. I spent my younger years opening and managing my own businesses, and then moved on to ten+ years with IBM.
During that time I was diagnosed with MS in 2001, and retired from working for a boss in 2010.
After opening and selling another business I decided to give something a go that had always intrigued me, but was never considered on option – art.
Even that I managed to turn into more than just making interesting pieces. I started a disabled artists group in Coonabarabran – and then using that as a platform, opened a NFP social enterprise art gallery. I have been successful in obtaining various grants for the group and the gallery, and despite COVID it is still ticking along.
I am still finding my feet when it comes to my art. In 2022 I was diagnosed with sensory processing sensitivity, which is a blessing and a curse when it comes to being creative, but has also helped me understand why it can be so hard for me to “just do it”.
Even so, I am doing it, and I hope you like it.