I am an emerging artist, residing on the Mornington Peninsula. After studying industrial design and moving into a successful career of 17 years in project management, I found I needed more creativity in my life and decided to follow my passion and pursue a career as an artist. My business The Callen Collective was established in May 2017.
Through energetic and passionate, broad, brush strokes, I capture the essence of the seasons and life by the sea. The warmth of the sand and contrasting coolness of the water, the heat of the land, coolness of the trees, the life, the people and the simple joys of the seasons are expressed in the colours and the movement of my painting.
Using a modern impressionist style, my work hints at detail, but is actually letting the viewer fill in the story of the painting.
Raised in an artistic, creative family, art has always been a part of my life. As a child I spent many holidays on the beaches of northern New South Wales with my family, photographing and capturing details of the beach and surrounds. These ideas, the feeling of being connected to the land, sea and the beach are embedded in my creative ideas and expressed in my artwork.