Tui

Your haunting call rings
out, a bell pealing across
the evergreen glade

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks" Plutarch

I am an acrylic and watercolour artist but my passion is printmaking: in particular, lino cut, wood cut and Mokuhanga Japanese traditional wood block multi-colour, multi-block printmaking.

A childhood upbringing in the country and a life-long interest in drawing the world around me has presented ample opportunities to observe and gain an understanding of local birds and animals which comprise the majority of subjects in my work!

My wish is to create images that bring people joy. 

I would like to thank my daughter for her contribution of Haiku poetry to complement my New Zealand bird paintings.  Haiku dates from 9th century Japan to the present day and is more than a poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper, like the very nature of existence!

Latest exhibitions

NZ Academy of Fine Arts: 2014 – 2019


NZ Art Show: Solo wall 2012

Thistle Hall: Feathers, Fur and Fins solo exhibition January 2010

NZ Art Show: General Exhibitor 2008 – 2011