Although I live in Dunedin I spend a large amount of time in our orchard in Earnscleugh near Clyde.
Expressing colours in painting is very important to me. The seasonal colours of Central Otago offer the most amazing palette, as do the beautiful skies, sunrises and sunsets.
I have always loved the styles of the Impressionist painters, particularly the wonderful earthy landscapes of Cezanne.
Other influences have been the New Zealand regionalist painters of 1930s and 40s such as William Sutton and Rata Lovell - Smith.
My printmaking involves woodblock printing and I am inspired by the work of the American woodblock printer William Seltzer Rice.
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