“Life is a big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can!” -D. Kaye

Hi there, I’m Malini, scientist-turned-artist/writer/teacher. I’m delighted you stopped by :)

My paintings are fluid and organic abstractions, often featuring the softness of lace and leaves against rugged textural marks. Mostly they are joyful celebrations of life, inspired by the mystery and wonder of it all.

If you’d like to know about my story, I share a quick slice of how I came to take this circuitous journey (from science to art) over here.

Like yours, mine has been an incredible, wonderful, complicated adventure. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate enough to have won some awards, showed my work in eight solo exhibitions since 2005, and in countless group shows – even in New York City. From my home in the most isolated city in the world – Perth, Western Australia – I am honoured that my work has encircled the globe and is now featured in public and private collections all over the world, including the renowned private collection of the late Robert Juniper, one of Australia’s most prominent and respected artists.

Painting and exhibiting my work are just part of the story. The ‘other half’ of my art practice involves sharing my process with others. My popular and unique workshop, Painting for Beginners takes an absolute beginner and fills them with possibilities! They make beautiful art in just one fun, insanely busy day as they learn my very own seven step process. This workshop that began in my backyard just a few years ago, with five young folk who were keen to learn to paint has now grown into my consuming passion and helped transform the lives of so many people.  It is an incredible honour to be part of another’s creative journey, and that delight I witness in my students as they rediscover their creativity… aaah, it makes my heart sing :)

I shared more than half of my life with my super creative husband, Gregory, who passed away in May 2014, after a four year journey with cancer. His inspirational story was featured on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report, and if you have a spare 6 minutes and need a boost, you can watch it here. Now there’s just me and my beautiful and talented daughter, Mary, sharing our home with two very noisy black dogs…

Thank you for your interest in me and my work. It would be my honour to make a difference in your life with my teaching, my writing or my friendship. I wish you so much joy in your journey.