I’m a self taught professional artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. My works are held in collections throughout New Zealand, Germany, The Netherlands, the United States, Australia and England. This website showcases a selection of some my artworks created over the last 25 years. Click on My Artwork to view them and feel free to contact me if you wish to visit my studio to view or purchase any artwork. I also recommend friending me on Facebook to stay in touch with new artworks hot off the easel.
I thrive on the interface between the artist and the community where I host my own exhibitions and create work on site. I'm interested in meeting and observing people from all walks of life while they engage with my work. It takes the results of my creative expression beyond being a commodity into the realm of communion. I refer to my paintings as contemporary Icon paintings. The purpose is to create a dynamic, balanced, and enticing painting for the eye to travel around with the end result intended to be a state of stillness and reflection for the viewer. I like to think of these works as hierogliphic maps of other dimensions where every mark feels it is in its rightful place within the frame of the composition. The marks, lines and shapes are the vocabulary I use as guides for the travelling eye of the viewer. This is a constantly growing vocabulary and reflects the influences around me at the time. In recent years I have been working on collaborative projects with other artists including musician Rhian Sheehan, poet Brian Turner, Dancer and Choreographer Lyne Pringle and I'm currently working with Auckland based photographer Derek Tearne
For the last two years I have been working on 'The Halo project' series in collaboration with Auckland photographer Derek Tearne. The first outdoor installation of these bird photo/paintings was in Carrara Park, Newtown in early 2015. Since then we have developed a series of weatherproof bird photo/paintings and a recent installation was in Grey Street, Wellington as part of Parking Day in association with the Wellington Sculpture Trust. We are now expanding this series for a touring installation to promote eco-activism and the awareness of the vital importance of pedator free Bird Sanctuaries and native tree planting throughout New Zealand. Check out 'The Halo project' in the 'My Artwork' section to see these artworks.
- Self taught, Self- representing Artist 1988 - present
- Massage Therapist 1990 - present
- Co-Producer, sound and projection operator and set builder for Contemporary Dance Company Bipeds productions 2006 – present
- Artist Residencies during International Arts Festival Wellington - 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
- Artist Residency ‘Art in the Park’ Wanaka Mar-Apr 2011
- Board member, Advisor and Educator for the Real Art Roadshow Trust 2011- present