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"What it seems we must learn is to leave experience behind and retain the freshness of instinct"

                                             Henri Matisse

Most of my life has been devoted to music, but around 2003 I was surprised to find myself becoming interested in painting, even though I had never before picked up a paintbrush or pencil with the intention of making art.

Since then my art journey has taken me from tentative watercolour landscapes, through numerous workshops, with excellent tutors introducing me to a wide spectrum of ideas, techniques and mediums, to exhibiting my own work.

I have worked for a number of years in the area of abstract expressionism, but have more recently been improving my drawing skills in order to introduce a representational aspect to my work, and better express the stories I wish to share. 

Since 2013 I have worked in my shared studio space at La Gonda Studios in Auckland, and I owe a great deal to Allie Eagle and Cushla Parakowai for their excellent teaching at the Corban Estate Arts Centre.

It’s a fascinating, boundless journey, and one that I hope to travel for the remainder of my life.

Memories of Paris  (detail). Acrylic on canvas, 2009/2010

Arrivals & Departures: Separated by the Seas II

Mixed Media on Canvas  2012