It was this entrepreneurial spirit, which grew on me, and when going to university and college to study art didn’t satisfy my own entrepreneurial spirit- I set out to pursue my own artistic venture, painting and selling my artwork to clients all over the country. My drawing skills adorned ceramics, tiles (murals and coasters), and fabrics as I happily set about producing some bright and colourful pieces for a growing clientele Australia wide.
My heritage influenced my work greatly. The ceramics were painted in my version of “Tuscany” designs. The murals depicted fountains, italian buildings and the like.
Then my life in multicultural Australia influenced my work. As did my very own spiritual awakening.
My collection of “International Tribal Ladies” as I named them, was a series of 4 happy, ambitious , hard working ladies lovingly, diligently and proudly going about their chores no matter how mundane – they appreciated life, and lived it to the fullest. A lot of people asked “ What nationality are they?” and I always replied “ What ever you want them to be!” Brazilian? Hawaiian? Italian? I see the world as one big family. Cultures should not divide. They just add to the richness of this Divine Interpretation we call life.
Today, I am continuing my tradition of proudly, ambitiously, and lovingly living life in the best possible way- this being the main idea behind my illustrations- to inspire the viewer to do the same.