The process of collecting then painting from New Zealand’s pictorial history enables me to reconstruct stories, blending time and place from differing viewpoints. The Queens 1950's tour, baches, apple stalls, early settlers, workers and soldiers inhabit spaces together in pacific seas. The everyday life resides alongside people of social and political importance. I filter through my own family's stories from the early European settlers through to today.
I have been teaching Art and Design at Nayland College, Nelson, NZ for the past 13 years. Before I started teaching I volunteered at the Nelson Provincial Museum photographic unit when it was in Isel Park. Handling beautiful glass photographic plates of our local ancestors, often without names, sparked an interest for me to include their lives in my paintings.
2017 Atelier Vis-à-Vis Production Marseille - France
2014 Group exhibition / Red Gallery, Nelson, NZ
2013 After Hours / Reflections Gallery, Nelson
2012 Group exhibition / Red Gallery, Nelson
2007 Coolstore Gallery/ Mapua, Nelson
2006 Red Gallery, group exhibition.
Mural commission -Nayland College, Nelson
2004 Arts of NZ Exhibition, Nayland College, Nelson
2003 Start Gallery Wellington group show
2002 Arts of NZ Exhibition, Nayland College
2000 Selected Norsewear Art Awards, Hawkes Bay, NZ
1998 Selected Norsewear Art Awards, Hawkes Bay, NZ
Highlights Suter Art Gallery Nelson.
Theatre design / Commission to create a backdrop for the bi-cultural
Musical production “Taku Wana”
1997 Havelock Art Gallery, Havelock, Marlborough Sounds, NZ
Inside Out Graduate Exhibition Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
1965 Born Nelson, New Zealand.
1997 Diploma Visual Arts Nelson Polytechnic
1999 Graduate Diploma Teaching (Secondary), Christchurch College of Education
Inspiration My family