Moved full time to a farm in Aireys Inlet, Victoria.
Extended the farm house to include a studio, where I began to paint more seriously.
Won Highly Commended Oil Painting at Anglesea Art Show
Travelled to Italy with Margaret Cowling,a member of Melbourne’s top 20 watercolourists, to study and paint plein-air in Florence, Venice, Rome and Lucca.
Exhibited and sold in Lucca, Italy.
Held a solo exhibition ( “At Home And Away”), at the Lighthouse Keepers Cottages in Aireys Inlet
Travelled to Darwin, then to Kakadu and Litchfield National Park on a 14 day painting trip.
Held another solo exhibition (“At Home And Away”) at the Lighthouse Keepers Cottages in Aireys Inlet.
Have hanging space in “Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery”, Aireys Inlet.
Exhibited in a joint exhibition with Beverley Corridas and Janet Fitzpatrick (Town ‘n’ Country) at the Victorian Artists Society Galleries in Melbourne.
Won ‘Best Oil” at Anglesea Art Show
Travelled through The Kimberleys, again with watercolours. However, as this was not a specific painting tour, painting time was limited, however I still managed many on site sketches to be included in my 2008 exhibition.
Won “Best Oil’ Anglesea Art Show
Travelled to France – Paris and the Dordogne (Bordeaux) Valley.
Won “Best Oil” Anglesea Art Show
Solo exhibition held in the Victorian Artists Society Galleries, Melbourne, July 31 – Aug 6
Solo exhibition at Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery, Aireys Inlet, 14th Feb – 10th March.
Travelled to Paris, Cinque Terre Italy, with watercolourist Margaret Cowling, Lake Como, Switzerland, with Bev Coridas, on painting trip.
Won “Peoples’ Choice” category for “Lorne View”. at the Lorne Easter Art Show.
Won Best Pastel for “Eagle Rock: at Anglesea Art Show
Won “Peoples Choice” Award for “Riagammore” at Anglesea Art Show.
Honorable mention for “the Coolamaon Tree’ at Angair Art Show
Travelled to Santorini in the Greek Islands to paint a commission for Dr. Ann Read, joined painting tour of Turkey with tutor Ev Hales.
Won “Best Oil at Anglesea Art Show for “The Gathering”
Solo exhibition at victorian Artists Society “Santorini, Italy,Turkey & More..”
Won “Best Painting of the Show” Anglesea Art Show for “Early Morning Walk”
“Early Morning Walk” chosen for Surf Coast 2013 Calendar
Won “Honorable Mention” at St Kevins’ Art Show for “Leila & Ali Baba”