Professional Member of NAVA
Shows, Exhibitions & Events
2017 Land, Sky,Sea Group Exhibition, Ewart Art Gallery, Sydney
2016 HeArt’s of Hope initiative to raise money for “Because I am a girl” campaign with @mandycycles (Instagram)
2016 Holiday painting & clay workshops for children
2015-17 One-off art project days for children, Northern Beaches Christian School
2013-17 Regular stall holder at the Coal Loader Artisan’s Market, Waverton
2014 St Ives Show, Art Competition
2014 Painted a Traffic Signal Box as part of the Lane Cove Council TSB Art Initiative
2014 Lane Cove Art Society Mini Exhibition, Westpac Bank, Lane Cove
2013 Art on Loftus Exhibition
2013 Glenaeon Art Show
2013 Dreamers Artisan Market, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
2013 Lane Cove Art Prize Exhibition
2013 Vivid North Sydney - Artisan’s Night Market Stall holder (by invitation)
2013 Changeable Art Exhibition, North Sydney
2012 Springwood Art Show
2011 Life Drawing Exhibition, Roseville Art Centre
Born in England Mandy studied art throughout school and as part of her BA(Hons) degree. Photography became her creative outlet for many years as she moved around England, Scotland and Australia with her IT career. Macro photography was her passion - enabling her to capture in abstract, the colour, texture, shape and pattern in the natural world.
From late 2005, Mandy re-aquainted herself with paint, taking classes in many techniques from life drawing to watercolour, acrylic painting and mixed media. Increasingly she found herself becoming more and more constrained by the rules of art and the expectation that things had to “look like something”.
Then everything changed... Mandy was introduced by chance to the world of “Intuitive” painting. The building of layers with no preconceived notion of an expected outcome, going with the flow and painting from the heart. In progressing along this path, she has gained confidence in breaking the rules or perhaps now understands that there actually are no rules... you just do what feels right!
Mandy’s work now draws upon all aspects of her previous creative experiences. She loves to create abstract explorations in paint using exaggerated shape, form, texture and colour to represent the beauty of the natural world, all in her own unique bright and colourful way.