• Visual Art at Miami Dade College, Florida, USA 
  • Bachelor Degree in Art Therapy at HKS, University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Ottersberg, Germany 
  • Master of Counselling (including methods of Expressive Therapies) at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia 
  • Certificate in Healing Trauma through Guided Drawing at the Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy, Vic, Australia
  • Currently training in Clay Field Therapy

work experience

  • Practicing and exhibiting artist since 1995
  • Practicing art therapist since 1995
  • Private creative art therapy practice on Bribie Island since 2021
  • Lecturing in tertiary art therapy program at the Ikon Institute since 2023


selected exhibitions

  • Group show, GOOMERI ART GALLERY, 2023-2024, Goomeri, Qld
  • Group show, MIND ME, Arts and Health, Nov 2021/Jan 2022, Nambour, Qld
  • Group show, STATE OF DIVERSITY, Queensland Regional Art Awards Touring Exhibition 2020/21, various locations, Qld
  • Solo show, BEYOND SIGHT, multi-sensory exhibition, 15 Feb - 15 March, Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tas
  • Solo show, BEYOND SIGHT, multi-sensory exhibition, 25 Oct - 1 Dec 2019, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tas
  • Group show, COMPASSION :: Artist Books, 28 June - 21 July 2019, Old Ambulance Station, Nambour, Qld
  • Solo show, RELUCTANT VESSELS, 5 April - 7 May 2019, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, Qld
  • Finalist, Contemporary Art Awards 2019, Brisbane, Qld
  • Solo show, BEYOND SIGHT, multi-sensory exhibition, 13 March - 14 April 2018, Old Ambulance Station, Nambour, Qld
  • Finalist, Contemporary Art Awards 2018, Brisbane, Qld
  • Solo exhibition, SEQUENCE, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld 20 Oct - 26 Nov 2017
  • Finalist, Sunshine Coast Local Artist, Local Content Art Prize 2017,  Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld 11 Oct - 5 Nov 2017
  • Group exhibition, Flying Arts Members in support of the Qld Poetry Festival, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Qld, 24 Aug - 24 Sep 2017
  • Solo exhibition, Wanderings, Wan'din'in Arts Space, Eumundi, Qld, 21 July - 13 August 2017
  • Group exhibition, Everywhere World, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, 27 Jun - 8 Jul 2017
  • Group exhibition, A Taste of Art , Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, Qld, Feb 2017
  • Finalist, Contemporary Art Awards 2017, Brisbane, Qld
  • Finalist, Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2016, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Sydney, NSW
  • Finalist, Sunshine Coast Local Artist, Local Content Art Prize 2016, Caloundra  Regional Gallery, Qld
  • Solo exhibition, Random Transitions - fibre. rust. skin., Art Gallery Sunshine Coast University, Qld, 26 Nov - 18 Dec 2015
  • Participating artist at the Ardleigh Cleveland Gallery, Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • Solo exhibition, Engstingen, Sonnhalde, Germany: Paintings and sculptural pieces
  • Solo exhibition, City Library Gallery, Reutlingen, Germany: Between places
  • Solo exhibition, Fetzer-Buchladen, Reutlingen, Germany: Vernaehungen
  • HKS Ottersberg, Germany: Room installation - things you find 
  • Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Bremen, Germany: Paintings and objects
  • Finalist, Youth Art Prize, City Hall, Reutlingen, Germany: Felt books 


Regional Arts Development Fund, Sunshine Coast Council 2017, Project funding for "Beyond Sight", a sensory art exhibition for blind, vision-impaired and sighted people.


professional industry association memberships

  • Flying Arts Alliance
  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)