- Acrylic painting
- Visual Arts
- Visual arts education
- Water Colour
I grew up next to the sea in Mount Maunganui and now divide my time between Papamoa and Pukehina beaches. The art of painting is my life. Both creating it and teaching it. The ocean and coast is my dominant muse and my first love nature.
My background in botanical watercolour painting, which began in my twenties while travelling through Africa. It shows in my large coastal acrylic-on-canvas paintings. Where I focus in on native flora such as Nikau, Flax and Pohutakawa, in the foreground, and then move out of the bush and to the ocean and its shifting shades of blue, turquoise and green.
My time spent in Bali provides inspiration for my large tropical canvases filled with colour and luscious vegetation.
I have had work in galleries throughout the country including the ‘International Art Centre’. Most of my paintings are by commission and many go offshore. I offer quality Giclee on canvas reproductions of some of my work.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss commissions, exhibitions, to view my studio or for tuition enquiries.
I hold a certificate in adult teaching and have been sharing my love of painting with adults and children for over 20yrs. I believe anyone can do it!
PAINTING TUITION: Tuesday & Wednesday mornings at 9.30 am-12 & Wednesday evening 7-9 pm. I teach small groups in my Papamoa Beach studio where everyone works on their own paintings under my guidance. Suitable for all levels from beginners.
WORKSHOPS: One & two-day workshops- Watercolour, botanical, acrylic on canvas.
PRIVATE TUITION: One on one, half or full day. PRIVATE GROUPS: Art societies, Hen parties, corporate groups.
BALI & NZ PAINTING RETREATS: An annual creative holiday. My daughter Harriet and I host a blissful week, pampering your mind, body and soul.
TEENAGE PAINTING WORKSHOPS & MINI RETREATS: While painting, learn tools for self-expression and a healthy, happy mind, body and soul.