Under her teaching name Shoto, Aileen exhibited and won the Silver award at the 2019 Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival at Abbotsford Convent. This award is open to exhibitors who have qualified as Ikebana teachers in the last four years. Her arrangement used a corky oak structure with wattle and poppies in a yellow ceramic vase from Japan.
Aileen exhibited at the annual exhibition of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Victoria Branch in August 2019. Her arrangement used weeping willow and anthuriums in a brown ceramic vase from Japan.
In December 2018, Aileen achieved her first Sogetsu Ikebana teaching qualification (fourth grade) At that time she was given her teaching name - Shoto
Aileen exhibited at the 2018 Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. Her arrangement used narcissus leaves and orchid in a blue ceramic vase from Japan.
In 2018, Aileen won the Gold award and People’s Choice award in the international online Ikebana Gallery Award for Ikebana students. Her arrangement was made using tortured willow and poppies in a decorative glass container
Aileen was a semi-finalist in the international online Ikebana Gallery Award 2014.