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Raw Sydney!

I've been invited to exhibit at Raw Sydney on 15 April!! So exciting. Everyone is welcome! At the Manning Bar, University of Sydney, Camperdown, 6.30pm. Can't wait!!

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Special Recognition

The Light Space and Time online art gallery has kindly given a Special Recognition to my "Amazon" artwork. The 7th annual Abstract Art Competition had 1073 entries from 29 different countries. Yay!! "Amazon", the original, is available through this website. Gorgeous framed prints are available from Penny Farthing Design House.

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The Opera House!

Every time I put my eyes on Sydney Harbour I have to open my mouth and repeat: "Wow, it's beautiful!!"I feel very lucky to be living in Australia. As well as artist I'm a travel writer, and tend to look at places absorbing the best they have to offer. Hard to chose "the best" of [...]

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Out and About - Art and Kids Part 3

I've written about taking Stella and Sophia to galleries, but really the expert in art at the moment is 3-year-old James!He only goes to day care twice a week, so most of the time he's with me, and more than happy to look at artworks between a visit to a park and a bit of [...]

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Out and About - Art and Kids Part 2

Continuing our immersion on Aboriginal art, I took Stella and Sophia to Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative. Super talented Jeffrey Samuels, Ngemba painter, designer, mixed media artist and printmaker, showed us around the gallery he co-founded. Again, the girls loved it, especially because the balloons to celebrate the opening night of the current exhibition were still around on [...]

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Out and About - Art and Kids Part 1

Another day I took my two girls, Stella (8) and Sophia (6) to have a little immersion on Aboriginal art. They obviously have seen me painting and know mummy loves dots! We stopped first at Kate Olwen Gallery, and it was just sensational! The girls made very interesting observations about the artworks and loved them all, [...]

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This is Australia...!

I love this country I call home now... Ever since I first came here, and this is before I met my husband, when I was living here as a student in 1999, I have nothing to complain about Australia. I met the most amazing people, I feel very welcome. I am living the Australian dream, [...]

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Dreaming of a Sabbatical Year...

I've just finished a commissioned piece! This is the story behind it: the client dreams of a sabbatical year, in which he will sail around the world with his wife. This client also loves dogs. So basically he put together the two things: could I paint a boat and a dog??I painted the boat, included a [...]

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Back from Carnaval Land!

Back to Sydney after three months in Brazil!! Had the most amazing time there, quick highlights:- Spent precious time with family and friends, obviously...- Introduced Rio to my kids - they loved it! Being on top of Corcovado, watching the view, and especially looking up at the iconic Christ was a big hit, as well as [...]

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Flower Power

The lady that used to live in this house was a fantastic gardener. When we moved in we had no idea how to deal with everything that was left by her, but slowly we are getting there.Growing up in Brazil we had a small garden, and I went to my grandparents farms on holidays every [...]

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