I have always had a love for the Visual Arts since drawing on my parents newly wall papered walls as a toddler to completing a BA Honours in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University in England.
Inspiration comes from the natural environment, from growing up on a dairy farm, skiing down mountain slopes, sailing and kayaking on our lakes and rivers or tramping through the bush. Colourful sunsets, threatening storms, or billowing clouds, the vastness of the lakes and oceans and the magnitude of mountain ranges. These are things I am drawn to, that fuel my desire to be creative.
My Eye sight has never been perfect but neither has it stopped me from pursuing my passion whether it has been through teaching or my own art works.
The turning point in my artistic career was when I had my cataracts removed a few years ago. I was amazed in what I had not been able to see for ages, words can’t really describe how I felt. The detail and intensity of colours and tones was amazing. This was the turning point in organising my first solo exhibition in New Zealand, ‘First Impressions’.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”