I was born in Yorkshire and trained there as a teacher, where my main subject was art. In 2000 I moved to New Zealand and in 2003 took a year out to study fine art at the Auckland University majoring in painting, mainly oils. I now paint full time and have continued to work with exceptional teachers which have included Lyn Diefenbach (Australia) and Richard McKinley (USA).
Over the past two years I have expanded the media I use to include soft pastels as well as acrylic and oil. I find the bright vibrant colours of the pure pigment, held in the pastel only with a little binder, exciting for their immediacy.
My work is representational, reflecting the world around me through landscape, flora and fauna. I have work in collections in the UK and New Zealand.
Look around the site or call for an appointment - visitors always welcome to view my work in Kerikeri.
2016 Reyburn House Member's Exhibition, Whangarei
2016 PANZ National Exhibition, Morrinsville
2015 First prize, PANZ online challenge
2015 PANZ National Exhibition, Wellington
2015 Mairangi Bay Art Centre, Members' Exhibition, Auckland
2014 Second prize, PANZ online challenge
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