While studying architecture and design, I began painting to earn a few extra dollars, never imagining it would turn into a much loved career, including illustration and teaching art to adults.
I'm a landscape painter first and foremost, but also love our NZ birds, and work in both oils and watercolours.
I've had numerous solo exhibitions at venues such as the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, as well as exhibiting in a variety of galleries and many group shows all over New Zealand during the past 30 years.
Commissions continue to make up a large part of my work.
One of the unexpected joys of teaching, has been the improvement of my own skills and also continuing to learn from the students.
The painting workshops and night classes have always proved popular, and I love to share the knowledge I've learnt over many years of painting.
I live in the rural Wairarapa of the North Island of beautiful New Zealand. I've always thought how lucky I am to live in the landscape that I enjoy painting so much, and I spend a lot of time on my daily walks observing the changing light through the day, and through the seasons. If I'm lucky, one of the most magical times is the last ten minutes of light as the sun slips away at dusk, and the land is bathed in an extraordinary glow.
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2018-2020 Studio Artist, ConArt Gallery & Studios Inc.
2010-2020 Art tutor – private adult education workshops and night classes
1993-2020 Commercial Greeting Card designer
2016-2020 Chair, ConArt Gallery & Studios Inc.
2016-2018 President, Masterton Art Club Inc.
2016 Invited exhibitor, Aratoi Foundation Art Auction
2016 Group exhibition, Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Wairarapa
2016 Group Exhibition, Alfred Memelink Artspace, Petone
2016 Craigs Aspiring Art Prize Awards, Wanaka
2015 Waitakere Art Awards
2015 Exhibitor at Christchurch Art Show
2015 Group exhibition, Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Wairarapa
2015 Group exhibition, Greytown Arts Festival
2014 Group exhibition, Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, Wairarapa
2013 Group exhibition, 5 Elements at Lennox Design Studio & Gallery, Masterton
2013 Finalist in International Artist magazine 2013 Landscape Competition
2013 Selected for Single Artist Wall, NZ Art Show
2012 Completed Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary – Art), Massey University
2011 Invited artist to exhibit at Tim Wilson Gallery, Queenstown
1991-2010 Exhibited at NZ Academy of Fine Arts
2010 Selected for Single Artist Wall, NZ Art Show
2010 Solo Exhibition, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
2010 Exhibitor in "Going Solo 29", New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
2010 Art tutor, Wai Art Summer School
2009 Selected for Single Artist Wall, NZ Art Show
2009 Selected exhibitor with Wairarapa Review - Runner up in People's Choice Award
2009 Art tutor, Makoura College Adult Education
2009 Wai Art Awards, Wairarapa - Runner up in People's Choice Award
2009 Art tutor at King Street Artworks
2008-2009 Art tutor through Wai Art
2008 Wai Art Awards, Wairarapa - Third Place and People's Choice Award
2007 Selected exhibitor with Wairarapa Review
2007 Exhibitor in "Going Solo 24", NZ Academy of Fine Arts
2007 Friends of Aratoi, Easter Exhibition, Wairarapa
2006 Solo Exhibition, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
2006 Friends of Aratoi, Easter Exhibition, Wairarapa
1999-2005 Art tutor at Wairarapa College Adult Education
2005 Selected exhibitor with Wairarapa Review
2005 Solo Exhibition at Prime Community Art Gallery, Masterton
2003 Selected exhibitor with Wairarapa Review
1997-1998 Art tutor at UCOL Adult Education
1995 Exhibitor in "Going Solo 5", NZ Academy of Fine Arts
1992-1995 Art tutor at Inverlochy Art School, Wellington
1990 Completed B.Architecture at Auckland University
1982 Completed B.A. (Geography) at Victoria University, Wellington
1962 Born Wellington