Attended ELTHAM 1985 - 1988
After completing a degree in Visual Arts, Nerina undertook a Graduate Diploma in painting and has continued to exhibit in both Australia and internationally for over 20 years. Her paintings are part of private collections in Australia, Singapore, UK, America and Japan. Nerina has recently completed an artist's residency at Dunmoochin in Cottles Bridge and has since become a Director of the Dunmoochin Foundation established by Clifton Pugh in 1989.
Nerina's artistic practice combines the influences of the ancient artwork from the Orient, an understanding of Zen Buddhist philosophy, and the natural beauty of the Australian bush which surrounds her Panton Hill studio.
Her paintings consist of a pastiche of origami paper and fragments of kimonos along with gold and silver leaf, screen printed pattern, bitumen and encaustic wax. These materials combine to create a sensitive reverence towards commonly overlooked objects including branches of gum leaves, a bird in flight, flowering blossom or a flowing stream.
For Nerina, the highest aim of creating these works is to offer the viewer an invitation into the realm of beauty beyond form.