I took up painting in 1990 purely for pleasure, becaming a professional in 1995. Then In 1998 positive feedback from a painting demonstration encouraged me to start teaching. My main inspiration has been boats, the seaside and the coastal fauna and flora of New Zealand. Since 2009 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.
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.