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I am an artist, climber and traveller.

I live and work from my home on the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. Surrounded by lakes and the Southern Alps, when I’m not happily creating in my studio, I’m off into the wilderness which surrounds me.

I love to travel, especially to Europe, enjoying rock climbing and exploring beautiful villages with my sketchbook and watercolours.

Exploring and adventure are important to me. You’ve probably seen the posters “Out of your comfort zone is where the magic happens”. I adventure in the mountains, but I also adventure in my art studio. These experiences are interlinked for me.

So with every drop of paint, every stroke of the brush, a little bit of magic happens. You’ll find my love of mountains in my paintings, the sea, nature and trees, old buildings and rustic villages. Sometimes these paintings are realistic, and sometimes they’re abstract.

  • Joined: May 2015

Journal

Autumn Leaves

It’s Autumn here in New Zealand and the trees around my home are spectacular at the moment. The golden coloured poplars (an icon where I live) are truly inspiring. / Unfortunately Autumn also means many rainy days. But not to worry … I brought sunshine and colour into my studio. / I’ve been making many Autumn inspired pieces by collaging leaf shapes onto paper. I feel like a lit…
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