about me

Currently resides on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland
Dual Australian/U.S.A. citizen
Resided in Florida 1976-2004

The Artist

Gaye has either drawn or painted most of her life. She brings that passion to the table.
She is a full time artist, a specialist in mixed media who takes her inspiration from the magical rainforests of Tamborine Mountain, Australia.
Most recently she embraced the opportunity to be the ARTIST in RESIDENCE at Anantara Kihavah in the Maldives in 2019.

The Writer:

Teen Queeries
SOS-Save Our Schools from Bullying
Bidge’s Mob
100+ Answers About Puberty
400+ Questions Kids Have about Relationships
500+ Questions Kids Have about Sex (with Lyndall Caldwell)
The Listeners Get two Homes
The Listeners go to a Family Centre
The Listeners go to Counselling
The Listeners get a Parenting Plan
The Listeners go to the Contact Centre
The Listeners Change Homes

The Scholar:

Bachelor of Arts-Fine Arts, Victoria, Australia. Majored in Photography
Bachelor of Education, Victoria, Australia.
Bachelor of Arts-Interdisciplinary Degree (Drawing/Creative writing), Florida, U.S.A.

The Teacher:

Secondary school: Physical Education & Art at Preston Technical School, Victoria, Australia (1970-74)
Primary & Secondary level Art & Physical Education at Lowther Hall Church of England Girls’ Grammar School, Victoria Australia (1974-76)
Taught University level Graphic Design, Santa Fe College, Florida, USA (1998-2003)

Business owner/Graphic Designer

Advertising Agency partnership, NSW, Australia (1981)
Ad Agency sole ownership, FLA, USA (1983-2004)
Senior Manager, Marketing, Interrelate Family Centres, NSW. Australia (2007-2012)

Greatest achievement?

First-time mother at 45 years to a healthy, (and handome) son

and in the olden days of yore

…an athlete:

Australian National Champion in 100 hurdles  (1972-1976)
Australian National Champion in 100 hurdles  (1972-1975)
Held world’s fastest time for 18 months for 200m hurdles (1974-5)
Commonwealth Games Silver medal: representing Australia in Christchurch 100m hurdles (1974)
Represented Australia in Montreal Olympics (1976)
Represented University of Florida on full track scholarship, 4 years (1977-81)
American National Champion Indoor 60m hurdles (1980)

Click here to see Gaye Dell NZ record run