When I first discovered that the career of art conservation existed, I knew that's what I wanted to do.
So, I completed my undergraduate training in painting conservation at the University of Canberra (1996-98), followed by an advanced internship in the conservation of easel paintings at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge (2003-2005). While living in Cambridge, I also studied life-drawing and painting through the City and Guilds curriculum.
In addition to practical work, I'm also passionate about research and developing the academic discipline of conservation. In 2011 I completed a research MA at the University of Melbourne, which focussed on the paintings of E. Phillips Fox, and I'm now studying for my doctorate in tandem with running my business.
I've been awarded numerous scholarships for education and research, including:
Australian Government Research Training Scholarship for Doctoral studies, 2018-current
Gordon Darling Foundation Travel Grant 2008
Ian Potter Foundation Travel and Conference Grant 2008
Ruth Tuck Visual Arts Scholarship 2003/2004
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship 2003-5
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant recipient 2003