Located in Christchurch, I paint contemporary acrylic landscapes.
I began classes with a local artist from a young age and continued in art through high school. From school I left New Zealand for England where I attended Medway college of Design. On my return to New Zealand, I had a private exhibition in Auckland.
At home with a young family I took up ticket writing and also worked as a finish artist. When I had the time I also ran children’s art classes. With a grown up family I now work from home as a full-time artist.
Revelling in the colours and textures of our beautiful country I especially enjoy capturing the effects of a low sun on sea, hills and mountains. There is a particular light on a hot Canterbury nor'wester evening when the sun drops below the arch of clouds that I try to capture in my work. The clarity and colour of the scenery in those brief minutes before the sun drops below the horizon is almost surreal and has a magical quality about it and strive to come as close to this in my art as I can