The studio and gallery are based on a seaside lifestyle block 7km north of Urenui. I have been a professional artist for 40 years and my work is exhibited widely. I have been awarded the New Zealand Painters and Printmakers prize and have been a regular finalist in The Wallace Art Award. The intention of my art is to use a realist language to explore human nature and behaviour. The paintings may be regarded as visual allegories, with their central purpose lying beyond literal reference.