My main inspiration has been boats, the seaside and the coastal fauna and flora of New Zealand. But in the last 5 years I have turned my attention to the Garden and have rediscovered a driving passion to recreate the pockets of beauty which are in our own backyards. I love contrast and detail and by eliminating the background and surrounding areas I find I can achieve the desired focus I want you to notice. Please browse my paintings in the gallery shown under the artworks tab. I hope you find what you are expecting and inspiration in my work. I consider myself incredibly lucky to be driven with a passion and able to pursue it. I took up painting in 1990 purely for pleasure. Positive feedback from a painting demonstration encouraged me to start teaching. Over the years I have won numerous awards recognizing the achievement of my work and in 2008 was published in "New Zealand's Favorite Artists" by Denise Robinson.
2010 chosen as one of the artists for the art find desk calendar.