As a textile/architecture student in Wellington, New Zealand in my younger years, it got me more and more interested in art, design and colour.  Longing to be around nature more I ended up heading for the countryside and began to see alot of the patterns and details in natural things and so became based in the Wairarapa region for most of the last 30 years continuing to create and raise a family in the mix. 

My early painting in the 90's were acrylic on large canvases and handpainting countless metres of cotton fabrics making them into clothes.  After a handful of exhibitions over time, it became more practical to make and sell my work through our own retail shops and events.  The top three influences in the early years were Picasso, Japanese art and design, and Willem De Kooning.

There are really three main styles of work that I flow in...line drawings, abstract expression and geometry. Recently more patterned and geometric works have evolved again from working with computers and solving problems. I enjoy observing and exploring the relationships between things like line, form, colour, emotion, meaning and symbolism. 

My aim is to bring art into peoples lives in a fun, practical and thoughtful way.