Sculpture Oil, Acrylic, Pastel

Plein Air Painter and Wire Sculptor

I love painting on location (plein air) like the Impressionist painters, so I can capture the experience and natural light in seascapes, cityscapes or landscapes of New Zealand. Clouds, water, light and shadow fascinate me. This year I travelled to the South Island enjoying a few days of painting at Milford Sound and Golden Bay while my husband played golf.

In my studio this winter I have been working on paintings inspired by the pond life right outside my window. Water lilies, pukekos, ducks, and the tranquil beauty of reflections in water will be spotlighted in my KOAST 2017 exhibition.

The show will also feature long, flowing copper wire sculptures called ‘Spirit Vessels’ which I ‘knit’ in the style of Ruth Asawa, a San Francisco artist. Each sculpture takes 40 or more hours to make. I love the delicate dance of shadows on the wall cast by these spirit vessels.

Enquiries welcomed throughout the year

Please click on the examples of my work to see enlargements.