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about me

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I am a painter and designer living with my partner in the country on the outskirts of Levin, Horowhenua. Our three children fled home long ago.

My qualifications are in graphic design/illustration and teaching, and I have taught visual arts and graphic design at both tertiary and secondary levels.

I draw and paint in watercolours & acrylics; my passion for the NZ outdoors results in my subject matter featuring the topography & ‘moods’ of this environment.

Any spare time is spent enjoying outdoor adventures, or just chilling with some good music.

I welcome general enquiries and those regarding painting/drawing workshops or commissions...just get in touch!

art awards

2019:

'Whanganui River (Lower Gorge)' selected by the Artmajeur editor to be listed on the 'Editor's Pick' section and be featured on the Artmajeur home page.

2018:

Runner-up for Signature Peoples' Choice Award, NZ Art Show, Wellington

2015:

Best Landscape/Seascape Painting & Best Watercolour Painting, Rotary/Kapiti Observer Art Show, Paraparaumu
First and second in Peoples' Choice Award, Watercolour NZ's SPLASH Exhibition, Wellington

2012:

Joint winner of the Supreme Award, Watercolour NZ's Diamond Jubilee SPLASH Exhibition, Wellington