I am a contemporary New Zealand artist who draws inspiration from the beauty of familiar and distinct volcanic landmarks around Auckland city.
“My work is not just a replication of the landscape but a response to the beauty I see there.”
I studied and practiced photography, then went on to teach Art and Art History before moving to London with my husband where I spent four years soaking in the richness of England and Europe’s galleries and museums. On returning to Auckland in 2009, it was not long before I turned my working practice to focus solely on painting.
“…the detours I took along the way have all played a role in returning me to my love of landscape.”
My work is a fresh approach to landscape realism. Light dances across the terraces and craters, with her photographer trained eye carefully selecting compositions and viewpoints. I am most interested in capturing and highlighting the detail and beauty of each mountain. “I am drawn to the constantly changing appearance of the slopes and trees as the light alters with the time of day and the season.”
I work primarily in acrylic on board, canvas and paper. I have completed a number of large landscape commissions and my work hangs in private collections in New Zealand and overseas. I have been represented by Parnell Gallery since 2013.