Fiona Groom’s creative journey started with a selection of art courses which included Certificate II Visual Arts, Diploma of Visual Arts (Fine Arts) ,and concluded with a BA Double Major Fine Arts, Visual Culture. Professionally Fiona’s activities have included exhibitions in a variety of State and National Arts Festivals as well as Group and Solo Shows. Her work has also been displayed in Florence, the US, Scotland and in addition to those shows Fiona has donated and displayed various works for the Explorers Against Extinction presentation in London and was also featured in a TV episode of Put Some Colour in Your Life.
Ms. Groom is an active Volunteer in the local Artistic community and works/volunteers in several Community Galleries on the Sunshine Coast. This has given her plenty of occasion to work with other Artists, organize and present art and become involved in an assortment of local community events, including Noosa Open Studios, group exhibitions, exhibition installation and facilitate art projects, children’s art workshops, painting workshops, plus art group tutoring and community based Artisan Markets. Furthermore Fiona has also had the chance to make her Animal Art large scale with the creation of a variety of murals that can be found on the Sunshine Coast and its surrounds. Fiona says that “As an Artist I like to create emotion, response and narrative in my work. The Natural World, but manly Animal Life are what inspire and enlighten me on what direction I need to take, and as the composition slowly comes to life, this new painting has established itself with its own story, its own response to evoke and a sentiment that lingers on.”