City: Toowoomba

Country: Australia

Profession: Creative Visual Artist

Why did you become a part of Inspiration Bible: The Inspiration Bible was an opportunity to participate, contribute and share experiences. To be able to speak of truth and gratitude for the events in my life. To give support and permission for others to grieve in their own way in their own time. The written word and story telling is part of our cultural history.

I am a Queensland based Artist original from Victoria. My background was in retail and administration right up until 1992 when I attended the North Adelaide School of Art. I then travelled with my around Australia with my musician partner and settled in the Darling Downs near Toowoomba Queensland. My partner had health issues and I became a Carer around 1999 till 2009. I returned to part time study in 2000 for 7 years while producing art works. During my twenty three year career as an artist I have participated in many exhibitions and received many accolades as well as facilitating workshops. The highlight of my career I was to represent Australia and attend the Florence Biennale in Italy in 2009. I have a interest in music and self development.

Website #1: www.maryikawelter.com