I began my career as an artist in 1999, when I found it difficult to find that perfect painting to enhance my newly renovated home.
And so it began.
My passion for creating art is linked to my love of Interior Design, in the way collections of beautiful objects and textures can enhance and inspire our daily life.
I use texture, a strong play of light and dark, layered with a filagree of gold among the multi faceted planes.
In 2011 a devastating earthquake struck my beautiful garden city of Christchurch, leaving broken souls in a broken city. Facing destroyed property and the loss of my lovely friend, my life of art seemed so meaningless. I then moved to the beautiful city of Sydney, and my harbourside apartment kindled my passion for painting again.
I strive again to recreate impressions of beauty ,currently in the form of petal clusters on canvas, both richly hued and elegantly pale, laced with gold. I love to use delicious titles for my work, I see both flavours and colours as interchangeable!
Art should grab your heart, lift your soul and make you turn back to drink in the story told by the Artist.
2001 Telecom Art Award
2004:Guest Artist, Speaker, Awards Judge, Aigantighe Gallery, Timaru
2005:Art Award Winner:North Shore City Art Awards
2010:Presents Painting to Hillary
Clinton "Towards Calmer Waters" Symbolising the closer bonds between NZ and USA
2011:Pike River Tribute Painting- Raising funds for the Pike River Mining Disaster
1999 Full time artist
2000 Solo sellout exhibition Fishers Gallery, Auckland
2002 Exhibitions:The Gallery, London
Delshan Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Exhibition: Moulton Gallery, Sydney
Accent Gallery, Perth
2004 Exhibition:Fishers Gallery, Christchurch
2005 Exhibition: Central Gallery, Queenstown
Exhibitions Gallery Wellington
2006 Exhibitions: Majlis Gallery, Dubai