“I was born in Slovenia in 1949.
I loved art from very early years. As a child, I always found it fascinating looking at the fresco paintings of saints and angels on the walls and ceilings of the parish church. At my school, the teacher noticed my ability to draw and paint. They gave me this tasks to make large posters of all the continents with their typical wildlife. My favourite subject in high school was history of art.
After a year of studying Slavic languages at the university, I went to Austria and in 1970 migrated to Australia. Working and caring for my family, left little time for my ambition. Years went by and I admired the work of other artists. Than I made next step in my life towards realising my ambition and dreams.
At the end of the year 2000, I became a student of master realist impressionist painter, the late Kevin Taylor. He was dedicated teacher and also encouraged me to exhibit my paintings that I have been doing since. I have participated in many group exhibitions since 2001, and also one solo exhibition. In years 2000 to 2003 I was thaougt by teacher Kevin Taylor at Moorleigh Village with Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group in East Bentleigh.
I love nature and see beauty all around me and try to paint some images on canvas to last a little longer. I paint landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, still life, animals, flowers and portraits.
I love painting. For me, flexibility of mixing oil paints, it is like poetry of colour on canvas.
My love of painting is continuing day after day and is a wonderful realisation of my dreams.
Exhibitions – Group
International Flower and Garden Show – Carlton Gardens in 2001 to 2015
Flowers in Winter – Hay and Grain Studio – Mentone – 2002
Spring Exhibition – Kingston Arts Centre – 2001
Spring Exhibition – Kingston Arts Centre – 2002
Collectively – Kingston Arts Centre – 2003
Pot – Pourry – Kingston Arts Centre – 2004
Tones and Colours – Kingston Arts Centre – 2005
Exhibition – Kingston Arts Centre – 2006
Phoenix – Kingston Arts Centre – 2007
Frameworks – Kingston Arts Centre – 2008
Picture This – Glen Eira City Council Gallery – 2009
Art Fusion – Glen Eira City Council Gallery – 2011
Art Beat – Glen Eira City Council Gallery – 2013
Art from the Heart – Glen Eira City Council Gallery – 2014
Art for all Seasons – Glen Eira City Council Gallery – 2015
Noble Park Community Centre Art Show 2008 to 2015
Arts Blitz – Kingston Arts Centre – 2013
Exhibition – Solo
Art Exhibition – Slovenian Mission – St Cyril and Methodius – Kew – 2015 (76 Paintings)
Popular Vote – Noble Park Community Centre Art Show – 2009
Alan Gordon Encouragement Award – Noble Park Community Centre Art Show – 2009
Commended – Glen Eira City Council Gallery – 2015