PROFILE

 

I attended the Wellington School of Design, which taught
the importance of developing strong drawing and design skills,  and I graduated in 1971.

I worked in the advertising industry, and eventually specialised in fashion drawing.

I was introduced to pastels  and my love of drawing meant they were a natural choice for my artwork,  Pastels  gave me immediate feedback and a direct connection between the pigment and paper, and I could use them as both a drawing and painting medium.

I was also attracted to the unlimited palette of rich colours
of pastels, and I particularly enjoy capturing the lights and
the darks of my subjects.

I  work in a realistic style, focusing mainly on landscapes,
still life, florals and portraits.

 

I teach pastel classes at the Mairangi Arts Centre and Uxbridge Arts Centre, and I really enjoy seeing students develop and gain confidence, and discover the joys of using the pastel medium.

 

I am the Auckland representative of  PANZ,
the Pastel Artists of New Zealand.