I am self taught and have sketched and painted from an early age, first in water colour and then graduating to oils - which is now my preferred medium. Moving to New Zealand and earning a living meant painting took a back seat for some years, but I got the ‘bug’ again and I’m continuing to learn by exploring techniques and effects, attending workshops, and studying work by well-known New Zealand and overseas artists.
Living in Whangarei Heads, with its beautiful scenery and environment, was the inspiration for starting my own studio/gallery in 2005 on our family property at Parua Bay as a way of sharing my perspective of the area through my art.
Visitors to Whangarei Heads will see the landscapes, beaches and bush, but may miss the small ‘snapshots’ that add to the experience of living here. I use these moments in time to explore the quality of light, colour and atmosphere to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. My gallery is open by appointment and offers affordable original pieces as well as Giclee reproduction prints on canvas, a range of prints on archival paper and greeting cards. All work is for sale.
See me at the 2019 Arts Trail