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About Me

MY STORY - About the Artist

Di ‘s art draws on her intuitive creativity, inspired by nature and reflecting the uniquely Australian light and colour that have saturated her being. Just as Di’s spirit is influenced by her idyllic childhood, growing up in rural north Queensland where freedom and promise abounded, so is her design approach.

As is often the case, life detoured via work and family, yet creativity remained central to her core. In 2010 she reawakened this passion to create. With extensive learning and experimentation, Di’s skills have developed in both watercolours and acrylics. Her recent work is a uniquely contemporary fusion of the two media, with her statement pieces dynamic with translucency, texture and depth.

Within a decade of dedication to her craft, Di has earnt the recognition of a respected artist with a strong following, and is honoured to have her work held in private collections across Australia and overseas.

Passionate about life, Di is a committee member of Art West Community Gallery, a group driven to find a creative community space for artists in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane, whilst still working as a physiotherapist at Mater Private Rehabilitation and maintaining a gorgeous and productive home garden.


A country girl at heart, I revel in creatively that is not restricted by boundaries. I thrive on the challenge to constantly evolve – so I never know where a piece will lead me! I adore the freedom of semi-abstract work, the ability to respond innately to paint on the canvas, which instinctively evolves into a unique and personal creation. This freedom of self-expression allows me to celebrate my loves: our unique Australian light, colour and nature.

Art for me is an experience: as so well said by American Author Thomas Merton, I love that

“…art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”


1988 | University of Queensland, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
2010 – 2013 | Watercolours with Shirley Charlton
2014 | Watercolours with Maria Field
2014 | Gillian Rankin Botanical Art Classes
2015 | Introduction/Level 1 Oil Painting Marcel Desbiens
2015 | Brisbane Institute of Art Acrylic Techniques and Approaches Nameer Davis
2015 | Watercolours with Jan Lawnikanis
2016 | Watercolour workshop (WSQ) with Barry and Lucy McCann Workshop
2016 | Watercolour workshop (WSQ) with Paul Margocsy
2016 | Acrylics workshop (BPC) with Michael Cawdrey
2017 | Watercolour workshop (BPC) with John Lovett


2014 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19    Gallery Finalist, Lethbridge 10/20 000 Small Scale Art Award 
2015 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19      In Show Finalist Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular Gallery
2016 | 17 | 18 | 19 |  20    Petite Pieces |Regeneration Exhibition | Comforts of Home | Foot Square | Monochrome &               Polychrome @ Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2015 | 16         Annual and Autumn Exhibitions - Watercolour Society of Queensland
2017 |           Lions Garden City Art Extravaganza @ Mt Gravatt
2016 | 17 | 18 | 19       Art West Community Gallery exhibitions @ Richard Randall Studio | Brisbane City Hall | Mt Ommaney Centre
2018 | 19         Toowoomba Grammar Art Show
2018 | 19         Downlands Art Exhibition
2019 |           Outside In, St Vincent’s Private Hospital
2019 |           COSSAG Finalist

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