Life is short! It’s important to love what you do. I’m thankful to spend my days working in art studios with creative young artists and fantastic teams of teachers. I’ve come to believe that what you put out there is what you get back and hopefully my love for all things ‘artistic’ translates to those around me.
Traveling and working far from home in Australia has opened my eyes to many new experiences; from firing enormous wood kilns in Japan, or climbing the stairs of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to absorbing Le Corbusier’s marvelous chapel in Ronchamp France. Teaching art internationally has been very rewarding. Experiences in Asia, Europe and the UK over the past 14 years have been artistically and culturally nourishing in ways too numerous to mention.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so please take some time to look at the links on my gallery pages to see the world through my eyes.
A little more…
Im an experienced Australian art teacher living in the UK. Im currently teaching Art at the American School in London and work across the Middle and High School Divisions. Prior to working in London I spent 3 years in Belgium at the International School of Brussels where I was the Head of Visual Arts. I taught in the High school and worked with the International Baccalaureate DP Art students as well as Studio Artists, 3D artists and Textile Design students.
From 2003 to 2008, I worked in Tokyo at The American School in Japan. I was Chair for Visual Arts for three of those years. I taught the Advanced Placement certificate as well as Life Drawing and Ceramics classes. Both my husband and I adored the Japanese people and their rich and inspiring culture.
I started teaching in the late 80′s in Melbourne, Australia. After 14 years of working in prestigious private schools on the Mornington Peninsula and central Melbourne I was ready to begin my journey into International teaching with excitement and a strong pedagogical background. From Melbourne it was first to Japan and from then the big adventure began…