As a child of the 80s, it’s no surprise I fully admit to being a Ken Done and Jenny Kee fan and if you squint, you might just see a bit of their influence shining through in my Art.
I have always loved colour in every aspect of my life and believe it is how I express myself in my Art. I believe colour is one of the most important elements that I can use to create life and heart in my artworks. What I’ve found is that people strongly connect with colour – it has a powerful visual impact and I truly believe it directly influences mood and emotion. Through my artworks, I want to connect you to the joy that colour brings.
Besides colour, I like to explore subjects from nature, patterns and still life, right through to the absurdly abstract. This came from growing up ‘free range’ on 10 acres in a rural suburb in Brisbane, where I was immersed in nature everyday.
Now, I work out of my home studio in Brisbane, QLD, with my husband and three greatest creations, my children. My family are my personal cheer squad who have always backed my ambitions, inspired my creativity and joined in my enthusiasm to create beautiful works of art. In fact, my brand name “Lordy Dordie” is a nod to my mum and the nickname “Dordie” I still get called today.