I live in sunny Sydney (Engadine), Australia. I have an art studio in my home which I call my Tree Top Studio, it’s not quite in the trees (I wish) but it does jut out over a rolling green ridge full of trees. So I am surrounded by green, with lots of wild native Australian birds popping by for visits.
In case you haven’t noticed I am a BIG fan of birds, animals and nature!
Art takes up a HUGE amount of my life and brain space, but I also have two little boys (aged 3 & 6), they are beautiful intense little handfuls, and I am married to a lovely but seriously over logical lad (he is an IT specialist, and I am a tree hugging artist, HELLO interesting conversations!).
My art journey started from early childhood, my recollections are of drawing fairies and lots of rainbows & sun filled love notes for my parents. Filling my primary school projects to the brim with colourful drawings (and not much actual “info”), and even art journalling before “Art Journalling” existed ….but of course since then I have grown up – I paint more unicorns than fairies now, hehe.
I spent MANY years working in a variety of industries that paid actual money - Event Hospitality (in Aus and overseas at events like The Olympics), Floristry at a sweet little boutique Florist, Graphic Design at advertising agency Sapient Nitro, I even worked for a hot moment in the printing Industry with Snap Printing. And one of my faves - Animation at Disney, where I worked on major motion feature films like Bambi 2, Brother Bear 2, Cinderella 3 & Stitch Has A Glitch...Plus I continually created art part-time along the way, and as travel is my absolute jam, I have travelled around the world a few times over now.
I established my little art biz Sillier Than Sally in 2011, and it has been an intense roller coaster ride of colour ever since.