Nettie Lodge was born in Nowra, NSW, Australia. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art at John Curtain University.
In 1980, she was accepted into a Post Graduate program at the Banff Centre of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada for which she was awarded an Overseas Study Grant from the West Australian Arts Council.
Travelling has always been a potent source of inspiration to her work and she has held numerous one-person exhibitions based on various and mysterious parts of the world. Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world. For the past 15 years she has worked in Sydney as a freelance illustrator and a part time lecturer at the Billy Blue College of Visual Communication.
She exhibits regularly at the Soho Galleries in Sydney where she has held numerous solo shows since 1995. For the past 10 years she has been writing and illustrating children’s books.
In 2005, her children’s picture book BIRD, published by ABC Books won a NOTABLE BOOK MERIT at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards.
She is currently working on an adult picture book, illustrating The RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
She lives and paints in her studio on Scotland Island in Pittwater, north of Sydney.
Nettie is part of team Currents of Memory