Monthly Archives: July 2017

Listening With My Heart – Poems by Aotearoa New Zealand Nurses

When I left school I trained as a Graphic Designer and it is a skill that has served me well.  It has been a pleasure to be involved in this wonderful poetry book edited by Lorraine Ritchie and featuring poems … Continue reading

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Te Motu Piu / Dog Island

I have always been fascinated with NZ lighthouses (in fact I have done a series of works on plates of lighthouses which included the unique light flickering sequence and number of each one). My favourite light house has always been … Continue reading

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RAW – Exhibition at Gallery De Novo 22 April – 2 May 2017

When I paint in the open environment in New Zealand I experience a very intense raw relationship with the land and feel the power of the forces of nature in shaping the land. Painting on Dunedin’s John Wilson’s Ocean Drive I … Continue reading

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NZ Principals’ Federation Office in Wellington

The principal of Bathgate Park school, Whetu Cormick, is for this year and next the President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation whose offices are in Wellington.  For the first time 3 dimensional works celebrating the creativity of Bathgate Park … Continue reading

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The West Coast in March

A request for paintings led to a week spent driving up and down the South Island’s West Coast looking for good places to paint and absorbing the working people’s histories so vividly etched in the landscape and the towns.  No … Continue reading

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Artist in Residence Bathgate Park School

21 February – I’m very priveleged to be back at Bathgate Park school 2 days a week for the year!    

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