I have been painting for over 35years now and am currently working on my artwork fulltime, having recently sold our family business The Green Acorn Café /Gallery and Catering business.
I gained a Diploma in Fine Art from the Otago school of Art Otago Polytechnic in 1977 and attended teachers college in Christchurch. I then took up a position with Dunedin TV One as graphic Artist for 3 years.
In 1979 I gained a position as Curator at the Otago Settlers Museum and remained for 18 years.
My son was born in 1988 and we started up our business, The Green Acorn Cafe shortly after.
I continued at the Museum and left in 1998 to run the family business fulltime and to return to University.
I completed my teacher training and also finished a BA in art history and Education in 2004.
I have exhibited my work all over NZ and try to aim for have at least two exhibitions a year.
Currently my work is available from Gallery De Novo, The Moray Gallery and Gallery on Blue skin at Waitati, Dunedin.
My work is inspired by design, shape, colour, and the changing seasons.
My work tends to move towards abstract expressionism and I am inspired by artists like Patrick Heron , Howard Hodgkin, Pat Steir, Lee Krasner and Joan Mitchell.
Like maps my works are a translation of place combined with the movement of time and memory.
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