Art is my passion and little makes me happier than when I am lost in working on a painting – I think I get it from my Mum who also loved her art. It is unfortunate we never got the chance to work together but we shared our love for the works of Rembrandt and Monet.
Following a strong desire I started to paint a few years ago when time permitted with watercolour, then tried acrylic and more recently ventured into oil. I am self-taught although in the initial stages I attended a watercolour class and oil workshop to learn about the mediums of watercolour and oil. ‘Doing it’ has been my best teacher and its non-stop learning! There is so much I want to try! My preferred mediums are oil and watercolour. I have always loved to draw.
I like a variety in subject matter with inspiration coming from colour, light and character of the subject. Animals play a large part, I still have the first painting I had framed – a watercolour sunset scene of my daughter and my dog on Kariotahi Beach.
Included in my artistic career to date are several mural commissions in the Tuakau township. I had never painted so big before nor painted a painting with a house brush using house paints! Transferring my sketch to the side of a building was indeed liberating and an amazing experience, not to mention the people of Tuakau for making me feel so welcome.
My work has sold to private collections in New Zealand and overseas. I am open to sales and commissions.