Music art, art music – they tend to sit pretty much side by side in my life, both influencing each other to a certain degree. I have been told I am fortunate to have two such passions – and yes I agree.
Amongst my art influences have been: American Pop Artist Jim Dine, Georgia O’Keefe, Constable, Turner, the Impressionist painters, and more recently Gustav Klimt. My work is sometimes decorative in nature using the landscape as a vehicle to celebrate the use of full colour and bold rhythmical line. This year I will be revisiting my passion for life drawing. It is my intention to combine the beauty of the body with the beauty of that nature which currently surrounds me.
On a more academic note; I received my Bachelor of Fine Art in 1997 after studying at Otago Art School in Dunedin and later went on to receive my City and Guilds in Further Adult Teaching in 2004. I have taught workshops since this time, both here in New Zealand and in the UK. My work is held in a number of private collections in New Zealand, England, Japan, Australia and America. I currently work from my beautiful home-based studio in the Horowhenua region.