I am Australian, born in Papua New Guinea in 1967. I started my work in illustration full-time at age 40 and had previously worked under the guidance of Australian artist Glen Gillard, former President of the RQAS Inc. Brisbane, for 10 years. I work in pencil, pen inks, water colours and acrylics. My ex-libris (bookplate) designs have been published both in Australia and Portugal, also exhibited in Poland. Refer 2012 ‘Bookplate Artists and Their Bookplates‘ by Andrew G. Peake, Tudor Australia Press, Dulwich, South Australia and Artur Mario Da Mota Miranda, Portugal, 2015, ’19th International Contemporary Ex-Libris Artists-26 Modern Women Bookplate Designers’. My first illustrated children’s book ‘The Cassowary’s Gift’ was shortlisted by The Wilderness Society of Australia’s 2017 Environment Award for Children’s Literature. I am currently working on a children’s book of poetry and continue to enjoy my self-taught studies in the art of cartooning!