A little about me and what I do
I'm Hayley, I have been painting professionally since 2012 but have loved art my whole life. Born and raised in the Barossa Valley I have travelled the world following my interest in art, culture and people and now reside in Sydney, Australia
I have worked on a variety of artistic projects from creative sessions and workshops to live event art and artist in residence in several cafes and cellar doors. Because my work is created spontaneously in the moment, the artwork features movement, flow and a playful alive feeling fuelled by experimentation
Hayley is an intuitive and tactile painter. She has vast experience painting live at events and creating personalised commissions for many. Hayley has run a variety of workshops focused on abstract art and the therapeutic benefits of creativity and expression. She has been a guest speaker at the events she paints at and has engaged in creative writing based on the artwork she creates. As a child, Hayley loved art and to be creative. She took art subjects through school and by her final year, felt as though she could not achieve her dreams to become an artist as she compared herself to those around her. She continued to doodle with art very modestly until almost a decade later, when she pulled out her old paints from school. She began to paint without plan and squeezed colour straight from a tube. In this moment she was reminded of the freedom and exhilaration painting bought her. Not only that, she had discovered a new way of unplanned painting which ignited her soul.
In 2012, at the beginning of her career, she won People’s Choice Award at the 'Art and Soul' exhibition held at Tabor College, Adelaide and in 2013 she was selected with a small group of artists to paint live in a park for closing celebrations of the festival along with displaying her works in a pop up gallery on location. In 2016, Hayley wrote and presented a paper on the topic of art and spirituality at the Australian Catholic University and has since painted and shared in seminars encouraging high school students in their gifting. In 2017 her first solo exhibition was hosted by the well renowned restaurant 1918 in the Barossa Valley, where she alsoshe painted live during a dinner service.From 2013 - 2018 she participated in the South Australian Living Artists festival annually, displaying her work at several locations each year..
Today, Hayley paints to bring life to the people and spaces she encounters. She hopes to bring out a sense of freedom and creativity in others by the way she paints spontaneously and with encouraging intention.
Hayley is inspired by light, nature, soul and spirituality. She enjoys painting with bright colours and metallic highlights although her more recent work is inspired by her passion for the environment and recycling. She is influenced by reusing materials to use as a surface or create texture.
Hayley says she believes that unlocking her creativity has opened up life in a way she had not dreamed: “I amexcited to share this journey and believe that others can also find great joy in uncovering their passions laying dormant.”
Hayley has travelled the world and shared her passion for creating, particularly with children, in the places she has visited. She has undertaken studies in ministry, culture and fine arts. She intends to open more opportunities to share her gifts by studying art therapy and life couching to couple with her artistic skill.
Highlighted past exhibitions and events...
Artist in residence 'Art, Vino & Vynal' event, Lindsay Wine Estate, Tanunda
'Selah' retreat workshop facilitator, Bundeena
‘Sync Camp' art workshop facilitator, Stanwell Tops.
Artist in residence Jane Wilksch massage therapy
Young Life Barossa Fundraiser art donation
Abstract Art Workshop facilitator, Tanunda
Therapeutic Art and Drawing Program facilitator Term 1, Tanunda
Live wedding artist – Sam & Tyla
Artist in Residence, Del'luva Wines, Greenock
SALA 'Woodwork' Exhibition, Travel Associates, Hyde Park
SALA 'Come Up Higher' Exhibition, Minima Hotel, North Adelaide
Portrayal' Exhibition participant, Lambert Estate Wines
SALA 'Narrative of Misadventure' Exhibition, 1918 Bistro and Grill, Tanunda
SALA ‘Unveiled' Exhibition, Crossroads Community Centre Tanunda
Artist in residence, El Estanco Cafe, Greenock
Artist in Residence, Del'luva Wines Cellar door Opening, Greenock
Live artist at ‘Dinner and Live Art’ at 1918 Bistro and Grill
Commenced Graduate Certificate of Art at University of New South Wales
Live artist, Discovery Church Sydney
Artist in residence, Port Adelaide Library
SALA ’Collective Edge’ exhibition, Gawler institute
SALA ‘Creative Souls’ exhibition, Barossa Regional Gallery
SALA Tabor Adelaide exhibition
Schools Ministry Group Easter & Christmas Seminars set design manager
Paper presenter at ‘Grounding the Sacred’ conference, ACU, Sydney
Artist in Residence Semaphore Library
facilitator art workshops at SUSA Music Art Drama Dance camp
SALA ‘Life Art’ exhibition, Enfield Library
SALA 'Art and Soul' exhibition, Tabor Adelaide
SALA 'Creative Souls', exhibition, Barossa Regional Gallery
Schools Ministry Group Easter Seminar banner designer and artist.
SALA 'Art and Soul' exhibition, Tabor Adelaide
Artwork Donation to 'Young Life Barossa' fund raiser
Live artist, Harvest Australia Church, Morphett Vale
'SALA On Show' live artist and Pop up Gallery, City of Unley
Live artist and speaker for Schools Ministry Group ‘Make Your Mark’ seminar
SALA 'Creative Souls' exhibition, Barossa Regional Gallery
SALA 'Art and Soul' exhibition Tabor Adelaide
Schools Ministry Group Christmas seminar banner designer and artist.
'Travo En Cours' Mural project, Barossa Regional Gallery
Lifeworks Christian Art festival Exhibition, McLaren Vale
Guest live artist for anniversary celebrations, Mannum Baptist Church
Guest live artist at Gateway Baptist Church
facilitator of ‘Creative Collective’ workshop sessions.
‘Art and Soul’ exhibition (People’s Choice Award winner), Tabor Adelaide