About the Artist

Exhibitions
Publications & Awards
Special Projects

A chance meeting with the writer Kathy Lette, at Community Radio Station 2-SER FM where I was a volunteer was a significant moment in my teens.
Then aged fourteen, Kathy became both my mentor and unofficial tutor.
Radio announcing, cartoons and short stories were my primary passions, high school education rated as very secondary.

Years later, Kathy encouraged me to transfer the colours of my cartoons onto canvas.

Like strands through a vibrant tapestry, lives are interwoven with other lives, forming a diverse and colourful pattern that is as random as it is rich with the pulse of life.

We are as interconnected as the stars that shine above us in the night sky.

Painting for me is the alphabet of all that leads to zen.

Like dancing in the quantum field, it’s a sacred space, a holy place where all the dots are connected.

Life is both an unbridled adventure and a true celebration of colour.

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

2021 – ‘Dancing in the Quantum Field’. Roseberry St Café. Balgowlah.
2019 – ‘Lifeforce’. Bakehouse Patonga Gallery.
2018 – ‘Always look on the buddhist side of life’. Gnostic Manna Cafe. Woy Woy.
2016 – ‘An Oasis of Calm’ – Bribie Island Community Arts Centre
2014 – ‘Viva Las Vegan’- Roseberry Cafe, Sydney.
2013 – ‘An infinite symphony of colour’- Mandala Arts Organic Cafe, Broadbeach.
2012 – ‘Fundamental- Adventures of a colourist’- Gallery D-Bah, Duranbah.
2007 – ‘Points of View’- Escape Gallery, Murwillumbah.
2006 – ‘To beach or not to beach’- Tweed Gallery Cafe, Murwillumbah.
2006 – ‘Thinking outside the square’- Tweed Gallery Cafe, Murwillumbah.
2005 – ‘Miss Adventure, an urban rebel returns’- Chaos Cafe, Neutral Bay, Sydney.
1990 – ‘From Paris to Pluto’- Pet Shop Cafe, Orange.

Group Exhibitions

2017 – Women’s Exhibition, Henderson Gallery, Brisbane.
2014 – Border Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2012 – Border Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2011- ‘Caba Arti’- Caba Arti Gallery, Cabarita.
2010 – ‘Ukitopia’- Ukitopia Art Exhibition, Uki.
2008 – ‘Alls’ Fairy in Love and War’- How Great Thou Art Gallery, Cabarita.
2008 – ‘Take me home tonight’- Studio 44 Gallery, Fingal.
2007- ‘ The Art Of Love’- Casuarina Sandbar and Grill, Casuarina.
2007- ‘Women In Colour’- Wet Paint Gallery, UKI.
2007- Whole Woman Festival- Casuarina Sandbar and Grill, Casuarina.
2006 – ‘It’s All Relative’- Wet Paint Gallery, UKI.
2006 – Border Art Prize – Tweed Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah.
2006 – Blue Rose Cafe, Cabarita.
2006 – C-Vue Restaurant, Cabarita.
2005 – Unity Church Art and Craft Exhibition, Murwillumbah.
2005 – ‘The Lemming Launch’- Tweed City Of The Arts, Murwillumbah.
2005 – ‘Spring Is In The Art’- Wet Paint Gallery, UKI.
2005 – Border Art Prize – Gold Coast City Gallery, Bundall.
2004 – Border Art Prize – Tweed Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah.
2004 – ‘No Time like the Present’- How Great Thou Art Gallery, Murwillumbah.
2004 – ‘Eclectic Dreamers’ – Wet Paint Gallery, UKI.
2004 – ‘ How Great Thou Art’- How Great Thou Art Gallery, UKI.
1997 – West End State School Inaugural Exhibition, Brisbane.
1999 – Border Art Prize – Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall.
1996 – ‘ Images of Youth’- Voodoo Blues Restaurant, Surfers Paradise.
1996 – ‘ Across the Media’ – Old Regent Theatre, Murwillumbah.
1995 – Tweed River Art Prize – Murwillumbah Regional Gallery.

Publications & Awards

Awards

1995 – Highly Commended for ‘Elvis, the Lion-tamer’- Tweed River Art Prize.

Publications

1996 – ‘ Many a True Word is spoken with Zest’, a poetry, prose and illustration book published under my then married name, Catherine Worsley. Merlin Publications, U.K.
1995 – ‘Zest’ Greeting Cards.
1993 – Illustration for ‘Introduction to Permaculture’ – Tagari Publications.
1998 – Illustrator for the Q.L.D. Education Department for Education.
1985 – Band interviews and record reviews for “On the Street” music magazine, Sydney.

Special Projects

2011 – Art teacher – Cabarita Youth Services, Cabarita.
2010- 2009 – Art teacher – St Joseph Youth Services, Tweed Heads.
2009 – Youth Cartooning workshop, Banora Point Community Centre, Banora Point.
2009 – Youth Cartooning workshop, Coolamon cultural centre.
2008 – Co-painted artwork with Brenda-Lee Heathcote Shelly, for the cover of the “Light of Hope” CD. The artwork was auctioned at the CD launch, raising $1000 for the Q.L.D victims of homicide.
2002 : Singing backing vocals for “Cartwright”- My Think Pattern.
1998 : Singing lead vocals for “Bizarre Tryst Indeed”

Donations

2018 – Emerald Ball, Kid’s rehabilitation unit. Children’s hospital network.
2018 – St Adventist Hospital, Intensive Care Unit for Craig Cookson.
2017 – March into Miracles, Fundraiser for the Westmead Children’s Hospital.
2015 – Jackson Seminara Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser.
2015 – Luke Batty Foundation.
2014 – Tweed Hospital Children’s ward.
2014 – Bear Cottage.
2008 – ‘Light of Hope’ artwork donated to the Q.L.D victims of homicide.
2007 – Cabarita Surf Club.
2007 – Donated artwork to ‘The Bright Side of Life’ annual fundraiser, Murwillumbah.
2006 – Whole Woman Festival, Casuarina.
2005 – Red Kite, supporting children through cancer, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
2005 – Murwillumbah Musicians Club – Tsunami benefit.
2004 – Stacey Walker Leukaemia fund raiser – UKI.
2003 – Uki Primary School Fete, UKI.
2003 – Laura Bale car accident benefit, UKI.
2003 – Linda Dickens Cancer benefit.