Oil, Acrylic, Pastel Painting Watercolour
Dip. Applied Arts (Visual Arts)
I am a practising artist and printmaker and my career spans over three decades. Along with numerous solo exhibitions I have participated in group exhibitions in the Far North and throughout New Zealand.
While living in Doubtless Bay I established an art school, and since moving to KeriKeri taught at The Centre of Creative Arts and also teach privately.
Working in mixed media, watercolour, oil pastels, and ink most of my art depicts my affinity to the Far North of New Zealand, its historical importance and aesthetic beauty. Native birds, each with their own character are featured in my pen and wash drawings. My style is mostly representational. I am inspired by patterns, colours, objects and textures and often use sand, shell and seaweed affirming the true nature of a place.
My discovery of printmaking and its unique possibilities, explore my personal relationships to ‘family’ and ‘land’.
My husband Mike and I trade at the Paihia Market during the cruise Ship season where we sell a wide variety of my work.