After becoming an international success as a fashion designer in the 1960s and 70s, Prue returned to her love of painting in the 1980s. She shifted her focus from fashion to painting because she didn't want life to be all about making money and was becoming far more interested in painting. Prue found the art forms to be quite similar. She attended life drawing classes at Swinburne College, and studied painting with Clifton Pugh and Merv Moriarty.
After closing her business in the early 1990s, Prue now works as a professional artist. She has held 10 solo exhibitions and participated in many group shows.
'Dunmoochin Artists' Dunmoochin, Hurstbridge, Victoria.
Summer Show at Dempsters Gallery, Victoria.
Adelaide Group Show, 'Clif Pugh and Dunmoochin Artists'.
Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria.
'We are Australians' Touring Exhibition – Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Internationally.
'Australian Women Artists', Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Victoria.
Inaugral Exhibition, Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.
Gallery Paul, St. Kilda, Victoria.
'Painting the Australian Landscape', Defiance Gallery, Newtown, NSW.
In and Out of the Garden Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.
Guest Artist Canberra Outdoor Art Show.
Painted Gum Leaves, Department of Botany, University of Melbourne - three auctions over a number of years.
Wallagoot Lake, Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW.
Survey Exhibitions Solander Galleries, ACT.
Guest Artist St. Inaugural Art Exhibition St.Matthews Church Albury, Vic.
Guest Artist, St. Matthews Church Albury, VIC.
Art Exhibition, Mary Meyer, Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW
Living Artists Celebrity Art Auction, Tathra, NSW.
Seven Suns, Seven Moons, forty five downstairs, Flinders Street, Melbourne.
Two of a Mind, Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW.
Wild Forests Bodalla Gallery, Bodalla, NSW.
Canberra and Beyond, Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Metamorphoses, Denise Salvestro at Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Solander Gallery, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT.
Gallerie Aniela, Kangaroo Valley, Shoalhaven, NSW.
Raglan Regional Gallery, Cooma NSW.
Light Colours Day, Lynne Wilton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
A View of Light, Mary Meyer Gallery, Darllinghurst, NSW.
Tea Party and other Mugs, Qdos Gallery, Lorne, VIC.
The Beauty of Light, Hawthorn Gallery, VIC.
Reflections of Beauty, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery.
The Excitement of Colour – Recent Still Life, Benalla Regional Gallery, VIC.
Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, VIC.
Recent Works Gallery Bodalla, NSW.