Although I am mostly self-taught, in 2010 I completed a Diploma in Creative Arts at The Learning Connexion. I have also attended numerous courses by well-known artists both in Australia and NZ.
For me, it's the inspiration I gain from spending time by the sea and the desert that end up in my paintings. I have been living in Plimmerton, north of Wellington for over 30 years but in late 2019 I moved to the Nelson/Tasman area and I’m getting to know my new environment which offers a wide range of new, beautiful subjects.
While I enjoy painting in all media, I prefer oils because of the wonderful colours and effects that can be achieved and the ability to control the final result. I paint mostly on canvas and use water-miscible oil paints and media which are better for the environment and for your health.
I have had exhibitions at Pataka Museum and Art Gallery in Porirua, the Rotary Art Show, Mana Arts Society and Thistle Hall (Wellington) and others. My paintings sell by direct commission, via word-of-mouth and at exhibitions and they can be found in businesses and private homes in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, the USA and in Chile. They can also be seen on my website. I am a member of the Mana Arts Society, Nelson Art Group, PANZ and of Watercolour NZ.