I am a deaf Australian artist based in Sydney, and I love showing how my mind works through my bright paintings. I have such creative and visual thoughts all the time, and that’s how I start my paintings. I am constantly thinking about my paintings, and find sources of inspiration from anywhere and everywhere, it could be a movie that has prompted a creative thought or perhaps something I see in nature or just simply walking down the street can prove to be an amazingly creative inspiration to me!

Being Deaf, I have a completely different way of experiencing the world, compared to those who can hear. I take in everything visually – including communication, whether that be through lip reading or Auslan (Australian sign language). I try to show this through my paintings. My life has been filled with ups and downs, but I always try to remain positive, I certainly don’t want anyone’s sympathy because I am Deaf. I have such a positive outlook on life, I believe it makes me so much stronger.

In years gone by I have travelled to England, Europe and throughout Africa. I screen printed t-shirts and used ceramics along with my paintings. I was quite successful with selling my different pieces of art, and really enjoyed using different mediums to create my art. Once I was back in Australia and my children had grown up a bit, I really began to focus more on my paintings, and this is where my true passion now lies.

I have studied art and design in Sydney and Newcastle. A real breakthrough moment for me in my art career happened in 2016, when I was the subject of a film that was awarded as a finalist in Tropfest. The film focused on the lead up to my first solo exhibition, it truly opened up my whole world. I am now working part time as an Artist Educator, Access Programs with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and I spend all of my other time painting. My art work has been shown in exhibitions including overseas and finalist in few art competitions.

See some of Angie’s work on her website by clicking here.