Creativity is an integral part of my life. It is a process that I have employed throughout my varied careers as teacher, counsellor, landscape designer and art therapist. I have always enjoyed designing homes, interiors and gardens and painting followed my earlier passion for pottery. During the last 15 years I have attended many workshops in NZ and Australia, using a variety of mediums including watercolour, acrylic and oil. In 2006 I completed a Master’s Degree (Hons) at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.
I love to paint, photograph and interpret the NZ landscape and my style is expressive and impressionistic. I like to capture the essence of a place or person by simplifying and abstracting rather than focusing on descriptive detail. More recently I have found a growing interest in portraiture and am interested in combining the character of individuals with meaningful elements of their personal landscape.
I have lived in several beautiful parts of NZ and I am constantly inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds me. Many of my artworks are inspired by local coastal scenes, birdlife, fauna and flora. I have exhibited in various NZ galleries and won awards in recent years. My work is held in USA, Australia, UK and NZ.
Coromandel Coast, Acrylic on Board, 69 H x 61 W cm, Framed, $825.00
Icon of The Bay, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 H x 122 W $975.00
Seagull Shores, Acrylic on Canvas. 31 H x 95 W cm, $595.00
Seagull Trio, Oil on Canvas Panel, 25 H x 50 W cm $395.00
Puriri by Lake, Acrylic on Canvas, 50 H x 50 W cm, $550.00
Fruit Bowl, Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 77.5 H x 57.5 W cm, Framed, $725.00
Evening Shores, Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5 H x 76 W cm, SOLD
Through the Manuka Trees, Oil on Canvas, 80 H x 76 W cm, $895.00
Kookaburra Couple, Acrylic. Sold
Betty, Oil on Canvas. 50 x 50 cm Private Collection
Waitaia Coromandel Coast, Acrylic on Canvas. Sold
At the Farm, Acrylic on canvas 41 H x 51 W cm, Sold