I love painting watercolours. Capturing the magic of light and colour in a painting is challenging and satisfying. Every stroke of the brush is exciting. Every drop of water brings unexpected surprises. There is beauty to capture everywhere I look. The light on the planes of the face or dancing on the water.
Watercolour painting is my favourite medium and I love the way the water and paints move and change on the paper. I find inspiration all around in nature, people and the beauty in the world. I am finding time to paint almost everyday and love the process of making art. In 2018 I worked as a drawing teacher in a Themed Environment Design degree course in Wuhan China. Now I am teaching workshops in Perspective to artists in New Zealand.
I have worked for 40 years as a Graphic Designer in Wellington. In the last decade I joined Wellington Art Club, Watercolour New Zealand and The Academy of Fine Arts. I enjoy the community of working alongside other artists and sharing knowledge and techniques. I attend life drawing classes, portrait classes, artist workshops and en plein air group events in New Zealand.
I am trying many different techniques and materials and am never short of inspiration. I see the light on the water or the planes of the face and the shapes of the shadows. I am always thinking about how to mix a colour that I see in nature and how to compose a scene. It really is a great way to spend my spare time as it bring such joy.
I exhibit my work at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Watercolour NZ, and Kiwi Art House in Wellington. I paint colourful backgrounds for CD’s, book covers and brochures. I can paint your favourite scene as a commission or paint a portrait of a loved one. I paint Birthday cards for friends and family and have hand painted original water colour greeting cards which I sell at Academy of Fine Arts, Kiwi Art House, The White Room Island Bay and RAL Whakapapa Shop at Top of the Bruce.
Autumn in the Awatere $600 Framed
Tai Chi in the Park $300 Framed
Crazy Wuhan $200
Wuhan Water Lillies SOLD
Winner of Merit Award at the Kapiti Art Show 2019
Vanke Gardener $300 Framed
Arapawa Bay $250 Framed
Wuhan Pagoda $600 Framed
Crown Range $400 Framed
Leonard Cohen Original Water colour SOLD
A3 Prints for $50 each on photographic paper
The Red Bucket SOLD
Evans Bay Boat Sheds SOLD
Thin White Duke SOLD
Reg Hird NFS
Bill McLaughlin NFS
Golden Girl $300
Kiwi $300 framed
Delta Ridge NFS
Mt Ngauruhoe SOLD