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 25 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. 

See workshops or classes to find the latest scheduled opportunities. 



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.

 

You might like to watch a short video on Country Calendar Episode 26 (Over the Fence)

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Biography

2018-2019      Studio Artist, ConArt Gallery & Studios Inc.

2010-2019      Art tutor – private adult education workshops and night classes

1993-2019      Commercial Greeting Card designer

2016-2019      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

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