For several years I taught Art and History to High School students, but then left it to pursue a solo art career. During this time I taught many adult classes and courses on Medieval Illumination through the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology and other locations in Australia. I spent eleven years doing Medieval re-enactment with various groups and found this to be a wonderfully enriching experience as I experimented with many crafts such as bone carving, working with horn and embroidery. It is clear that I have very strong connections to this time period.
In 2000 I began exploring spirituality and esoteric wisdom. A whole new world opened up for me! Images began pouring into my head, and I realized that my art had a higher purpose. I started producing more contemporary images that chronicled the spiritual path I now walked. Pencil sketching, then digital art were my means of expression. I joined an Order of Mystics and studied with them for seven years, then joined a Mystery School studying under the Masters, all the while gaining knowledge and wisdom through my life experiences and private research.
A fusion of medieval imagery and contemporary spiritual messages
After a break of about eight years, I came back to illumination with a new passion, and a growing understanding of the important part that it still plays in our modern world. All energy works in a spiral, and I came back full circle to this art form, with a higher level of understanding. I see it as an energetic bridge that links the past and the future. ‘Sacredness’ is something that has become rare in today’s world, and is a necessary ingredient in creating a future world where people understand the true nature of themselves. I believe that this sacred art can speak to people at a soul level, and allow the Divine Light within them to make its presence felt.