“Darling Mills Studio, my creative atelier, was founded when I lived in Sydney. It was named after Darling Mills Creek which passed below our garden.”
I am a digital and mixed media artist. A curator, a writer, a teacher, a mother/juggler and occasionally I am a graphic and web designer.
My artworks are an amalgamation of paper ephemera, magazines, old books, old photos, modern photography and mixed media processes such as collage, gelli printing, cold wax, oils, spray paint, stitch, textiles and encaustics. I create limited edition digital collages printed on cotton rag paper and matt ceramic tiles as well as hand collaged landscapes. My current fascination is with themes of whimsy, dreams, memory, motherhood and perinatal mental health.
I grew up in Sydney and now live in the Southern Highlands of NSW with my husband, Clint and my two young children, Elva (5 years) and Rex (2 years).
Are you a creative mother?
I created my book, ‘The Artful Mum’ with the intent of helping myself and other mothers maintain a creative practise around parenting small children.
It is a series of interviews with 6 Australian artists on how they juggle both a creative practise and motherhood. It’s full of visual inspiration, tips and encouragement.
I also stock these other tools for creative mothers:
‘The Selkie ~ Weaving and the Wild Feminine’ by British textile artist Imogen Di Sapia
‘There is a Paintbrush in my Coffee’ by Jasmine Mansbridge
Creative Mindful Cards ~ A special collaboration between myself and Ellie Beck.
The Exorcism of Gertrude ~ Currently a pdf zine about the exorcism of my inner critic.
Personalised digital collage
Using YOUR images, old and new, I can create your very own personalised artwork. To find out more please drop me a note via the contact page.
The Art of Botanical Improv:
With Ellie Beck
On Saturday 19th October I will be hosting a workshop at my home with Ellie Beck.
It will be an immersive day spent making botanical colour, marks, patterns, prints and collage with fabric and paper. Includes a delicious vegetarian morning tea and lunch.
Play Make Believe:
Kids art & drama workshops
Early Childhood teacher, Rose Hoskins and I have partnered to offer art and drama classes for 3 to 7 years and art classes for 5 to 11 years in Mittagong, NSW.