Foxtonfinn was born in Sydney, Australia. She grew up in the
town of Granville in Sydney's
western suburbs in the sixties.
By the age of eighteen she was working in London as a graphic
artist and illustrator.
returned to Sydney after four years overseas and continued
her graphics career working in newspaper and retail areas.
She moved to Newcastle in the early eighties with the intention
of carrying on in her chosen field.
The onset of a chronic illness was the catalyst that propelled her into painting
and writing and at the same time it exiled her from exhibiting her paintings
her music to any large extent.
began exhibiting her paintings in the mid eighties. During
the nineties she released 4 CD's with her band Me Me Me through
Sydney independent label
paintings and her songs are a mixture of metaphor and myth
about an existence checkered with the satisfaction of a creative
life almost fulfilled and the accompanying battle to gain
control of her health. They are a roller coaster ride down
into a quiet despondency and up to the highest sense of humour.
Often it is
a sardonic combination of both. Her work, for
her, is a kind of narration and interpretation, catharsis
and escape. At times it reflects a stream of consciousness
and at other times it is the result of thoughtful contemplation
. Though a lot of her work is biographical, she has also
taken time to bear witness to events around her. Some of
her paintings are simply an attempt to achieve serenity.
She has an affection for symbolism and religious imagery
and a passion for birds.
now lives in the Hunter Valley where she continues to paint
, write and occasionally perform.
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