In the early 1980s I undertook an Art Certificate course at Hornsby TAFE (1983-1985). My teachers included Margaret Woodward, Madeleine Halliday and Bela Ivanyi. They are internationally recognised artists and were inspirational teachers.
From the late 1980s until the early 2000s I had another career with only my spare time available for painting. I moved to Tasmania in 1999 after frequent visits to the state from the early 1980s. I reestablished my art career in Tasmania in the early years of the new century and since retirement from academic work in 2004 have worked purely as an artist.