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About Me


My next exhibition is a group show at NorthArt, opening October 8, 2017.

My next solo exhibition will open at artHAUS Orakei on February 15, 2018.

  • I am a painter and mixed media artist. 
  • My current paintings are large, energetic and visually powerful. 
  • I am a graduate of both Elam School of Fine Arts, (Dip FA) and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (MFA 1st class Hons). 
  • I am also a qualified high school teacher (DipTchg).
  • I have had twenty solo exhibitions and have exhibited in around thirty group and collaborative shows. In the early part of my career I enjoyed painting landscape and I frequently traveled overseas to paint landscape in France and Italy. I have worked and exhibited in Jordan.
  • Materials and techniques I have worked with include oil paint, acrylic paint, mixed media, and photographic techniques. I have always enjoyed exploring the possibilities within techniques and materials. In 2000, "International Artist" magazine, published in USA, ran an eight-page article featuring me and my mixed media technique, in which I combined gouache and oil pastel.
  • By 2006, my work was evolving away from painting landscape. As a catalyst to change the essence of my artistic practice and provoke my thinking, I commenced study for a Master of Fine Arts degree. My graduation exhibition TIME SPACE LIGHT was held in January 2008, and I was awarded Master of Fine Arts with First Class Honours.
  • See here my full MFA thesis and an essay about my work by Dr Carole Shepheard
  • From 2009 to 2015 with Colin, my partner, I lived and worked in Europe. We returned to New Zealand and now live between homes in Mangawhai Heads and Auckland. I have established my painting studio in Mangawhai Heads. Since returning to New Zealand I have been working on large acrylic paintings. My studio can be visited to view my work by appointment.