Oils, Acrylic, Watercolour and Mixed Media
I was born in 1961 on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand and now live in beautiful Mangawhai. I painted my first oil painting at the age of 10, the first of many throughout my school years and have painted steadily since, alongside employment in the boatbuilding, building and movie industries.
Having exhibited and sold my works through a number of galleries throughout the wider Auckland area, along with a large volume of commissioned work, I paint a broad range of subject matter ……. fascinated especially with the New Zealand coastline and landscape with it's ever changing colours and moods that continue to inspire and provide motivation. With the ability to express myself freely I love to experiment with form, technique and medium, leading me down a path of exciting creativity, notably with my recent delve into abstract works.
I work in oils, acrylics and watercolours with an increasing range of structural, composite and organic materials, exploring the relationships between various colour harmonies and surface textures, providing a vast range of possibilities through material choice. My art presents balance and visual calm through to tumultuous painterly form and play of light, giving the viewer the opportunity to engage visually, creating a sense of interest and pleasure.
I have a home studio and gallery where patrons are welcome to stop by and view my works first hand and as always, I embrace the opportunity to discuss potential commissions.
“My art to me is not just a passion but more of an obsession to me, spanning over 50 years ….. it is always with me no matter what I’m doing ….. a deep seated part of me…..it is me and I absolutely love being creative in all the various aspects of my art”
027 4487 469
Barrier View Gallery
742 Barrier View Rd
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