I was born on a New Zealand sheep farm, but in my adult life have lived equally between Australia and New Zealand.
Always interested in drawing, painting and the outdoors, my first real opportunity to ‘test the waters’ was in Port Macquarie NSW, where I joined the local Art Society, exhibited, and won 1st Prize in Oils. The Prize was a 3 year correspondence course with Famous Artists of America.
Following that success, I maintained my interest in Art, and over the years have belonged to Castle Hill NSW art society, then in Auckland, New Zealand, I belonged to and exhibited with Pakuranga, Mairangi Bay, and The New Zealand Watercolour Societies.
On my return to Sydney I became an exhibiting member of the Ku-ring-gai Art Society and the Royal Art Society of NSW.
Although I have worked in oils, mixed media, acrylic, and enjoyed life drawing in charcoal and pastel, my real love has been Plein Air Painting in watercolour.
I enjoy the challenge of getting the wonderful spontaneous mixes of colour that watercolour can achieve, and the pleasure of catching the freshness of painting from life is endless, and when caught, so satisfying.
Over my life I have been fortunate to have had wonderful tutors, painting trips with friends and to have won many awards.
Much of my work has sold, and I look forward to many more years of sitting outdoors in the sun, trying to capture the moment.
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