Mo Sign

Mo Skett

Artist, Teacher and Shamanic Healer



Mo lived in, worked and travelled through many overseas countries before she migrated to Western Australia where she lived for twenty-five years, moving to Queensland in 1991. Always interested in art, she was unable due to other work commitments, to begin painting full time until 2000. Mainly self-taught, she has attended workshops at the USQ McGregor School with tutors Michael Winters, Judith White, Rex Backhaus-Smith and Trevor Weekes; attended a short course at the Edinburgh Printmakers,and in Mackay with Dianne Fogwell; and local workshops including tutors Christine Ballinger, Wendy McGrath, and Flying Arts with Catherine Parker, Anneke Silver and Ron McBurnie.
A keen observer of the environment and with a love of vibrant colour, Mo uses a variety of mediums - watercolours, pastels, inks and acrylics, with mixed media and collage to portray her desired image in the medium she feels best suits the subject. In addition she uses a variety of non-toxic printmaking methods with her own press often onto her own handmade papers. She enjoys experimenting, exploring and discovering new and different techniques and demonstrates a great range and versatility in her work using both traditional and contemporary styles. She makes artist's books and has begun dabbling with paper clay. Her inspiration is mainly taken from nature and the environments she has lived in. She especially loves portraying wildlife where she hopes her work will bring more awareness to the connection we have to ALL life on this earth. She enjoys a challenge of something new and different.
Mo has been actively involved with the Cooloola Shire Public Gallery - now the Gympie Regional Gallery. She tutors in mixed media and is a founder member of the local printmaking group, 'The INKubations'. She has recently been a member of the local RADF Committee and was the local Flying Arts Representative. She has been successful at many exhibitions and competitions and has works hanging in various galleries.