Qualifications: Fine Arts Prelim
Trained Teachers Certificate
BA in History and English
History Honours year 2006
I have had an enduring interest and love of art especially drawing and painting, since my school days.
I majored in Art at Teachers Training College and was fortunate to have worked with some well known artists, including Ted and Nancy Bracey, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Brian Gartside et al. I have had a number of solo exhibitions in Hamilton,the Mount and Raglan. I have been a finalist in the NZ Painting and Printmaking Award 2018 and will again be an entrant this year.
I have loved and invested much of my interest into seascapes or coastal scenes especially the west coast having lived at Raglan for many years. In recent years I have painted portraits, figures and the inland landscapes of the Hawkes Bay and Central Otago.
I have painted with oils most of my artistic life and love the medium for it’s complexities and for the qualities it gives to the art of painting. I would recommend to any beginner or aspiring painter to take up oils. Painting with oils gives possibility for a huge range of effects and is very easily layered for depth, colour and texture. I look forward to teaching and sharing my experiences of oil painting and take the view that students will be able to complete 2 or 3 paintings in the first term.