I am originally from New Zealand where I trained at the University of Auckland Elam school of fine arts. My focus was on New Zealand landscapes and seascapes sold through Art of this World, Auckland New Zealand. I relocated to Hertfordshire six years ago and have continued to paint now challenged by the new terrain and unfamiliar landscapes of a country far more intensively worked and inhabited since ancient times. All this seen and observed through eyes used to a country with the sun travelling high across the Northern sky. The experience and contrast between these two countries at opposites ends of the globe has helped me develop the feelings and empathy I have for the environment, which I portray in my paintings.
My medium of choice is oil on canvas and my style is recognisable by not being purely representative. It is characterised by my use of luminous and intermingling colours mountains and horizons depth of field and texture.