I describe my art as “a fusion of reality, imagination and interpretation” and as an artist; prolific and passionate. My art studies (both practical and historical), art making & art teaching span over 30 years; all ongoing and fuelling each other.
Working from the freedom & playfulness of the intuition & imagination;
to capturing the essence of a landscape,
or personal portrait; to telling a story infused with symbolism
through nature or figurative
all spark my creative energy. Travel gives me a lot of inspiration for my work; also, to see how different cultures express their realities and identities through art; as much as to give me new experiences and visuals to fuel my own art making.
I have been exhibiting locally and nationally for many years. This included 14 years of happily running my own Studio/Gallery, The Artist’s Palette at The Christchurch Arts Centre, coming to an abrupt end with the earthquakes. Currently I work from my home studio and also teach part-time community classes.
You can see a selection of some of my other work here