I am a largely self-taught artist and have been developing my painting practice for over 20 years. I exhibit regularly and have completed many commissions. My paintings are held in private and public collections in NZ, Australia, Canada and Europe.
Acrylic is my preferred medium and I enjoy painting a wide variety of subjects in a contemporary, realistic style. From Landscapes to figurative work and Portraits, I love to create works that celebrate our beautiful landscapes, home environment and people. Still Life is a firm favourite and my hope is that I can highlight the beauty of familiar and quite unremarkable objects.
2008 - Solo exhibition at Tamarillo Gallery.
2009 - Finalist in the Yellow Pages Art awards.
2010 - Finalist in the Adam Portraiture Award.
2012 - Finalist in the Adam Portraiture Award.
2013 - Academy of Fine Arts SOLO exhibition.
2016 - portrait of Helen Kelly purchased by Wellington City Council and accepted into the NZ National Portrait Gallery permanent collection.
2016 - Winner Cliftons Art Award, Wellington.
2017 - Finalist in the Parkin Drawing prize.
2018 - Finalist in Wellington Regional Arts Review.
2019 - Solo exhibition at Otaki Museum.
2020 - Finalist in the Wellington Regional Arts Review
2021 - Dual Exhibition at Mitchell Studios
2021 - Selected Artist in Artex National Exhibition Napier
2021 - Curators Award, New Zealand Academy of Fine Art