Oil, Acrylic, Pastel
Plein Air Painter and Wire Sculptor
I enjoy painting landscapes, city scenes and seascapes on location. Typically I visit a location 2 or 3 times to capture the colours, light and shadows Plein air painters like Cezanne, Van Gogh and Monet inspire my work as does the scenery throughout Northland.
When I am not painting, I 'knit' copper wire into 2 to 4 metre long flowing organic forms, in the style of Ruth Asawa, a San Francisco artist. I call my sculptures spirit vessels. They cast beautiful shadows, interacting with light and breezes.
My art studio and gallery at off Waimate North Road will be open during KOAST. Otherwise please call to make an appointment.
Please click on the examples of my work to see enlargements and to scroll through the slideshow.