Monthly Archives: August 2016

Dunedin Central Rotary Club Talk

I have talked to a lot of Rotary Clubs in my time as an artist – always good for a lunch first and then meeting really good people who are passionate about raising money for different community organisations. This time … Continue reading

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Women’s Art Group – thank you CARA!

After 10 years CARA (Community Assessment Rehabilitation Associates) has decided to end the funding for the ‘Women’s Art Group’.  This has been an amazing example of a private health provider funding an arts’ project.  Many women have used this art … Continue reading

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Art Group Visit – March

Painting is just one way I express my creativity.  My house is another. A place where I display some of my large collection of historical plastics, other collectables and art.  This art group was interested in visiting me at home … Continue reading

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Te Heke – January

It’s so sad that as children many of us only got one version of the local stories that bring the land alive.  I was very privileged to be support crew for friends who were walking on ‘Te Heke’ from Omarama … Continue reading

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The Olive Grove – Wanaka

Sometimes I’m asked to do a painting from a particular place that is special and has great personal significance.  This in turn gives me an opportunity to paint in some amazing places.  This is one of them.  I have painted … Continue reading

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Travel to Java & Bali

It’s always important for me to go to another country and visually soak up the differences – it refreshes my visual bank in a way I can’t really explain. As well as going for a birthday I worked on a … Continue reading

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Youth Art Awards – Otago Art Society

It was fun and challenging to judge the great line up of exciting and diverse creativity on show!  Congratulations to the Otago Art Society for acknowledging and encouraging the creativity of young people in Otago!

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10th Annual ‘Edge of the World’ Exhibition – Waikawa

It was an honour to be asked to open this anniversary exhibition.  I was the first guest artist to be featured and I remember well, 10 years ago, dropping off my paintings near the farm gate for that very first … Continue reading

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