Life as an artist can sometimes be an isolating and solitary existence. I think it's very important to have forums for artists to find support and inspiration from other local artists in a positive and creative environment, as well as opportunities to exhibit the work they produce.

Because of this I founded the Marsden Arts Group (MAG), which is a support group for experienced and emerging artists.

Later I also became the coordinator of the Women@Work group of artists who meet at the M16 Artspace once a week to experiment with all aspects of the painting process.