“breathing life into landscapes and portraits”
I recently moved to New Plymouth from Whitianga, and have worked professionally in the Visual Arts for over 20 years - on "both sides" of the fence - as Business Owner; Gallery Director (Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville); Arts Administrator (Mercury Bay Art Escape); Marketing Manager; Art Tutor; Author; Potter; Painter and Illustrator… and loved it all!
I’m now a full-time painter working in acrylics. I LOVE colour, and I’m very eclectic in my painting style, moving easily from realistic portraiture to bright, textural Abstract Expressionist landscapes: every piece of work I do is autobiographical and I love pushing myself in different directions to see what emerges!
I’m available for commissions, workshops and tuition: my popular drawing and painting classes in Whitianga helped my students to uncover a wealth of creative skills within them, and an eye for realism they had previously only dreamed about!