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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


'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.


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


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


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