My first venture into the world of visual arts was when I taught myself photography while living in Paris in the sixties and seventies. I was later lucky enough to include photography in my work for the Information Division of UNICEF, especially on the Kampuchean Emergency and in West and Central Africa in the eighties.
After returning to New Zealand in the late nineties I took up watercolour painting under Ted Sherwen in Mairangi Bay and Lena Zankl in Kerikeri. I now also paint in oils.
My style is quite graphic and a simplification of reality. My paintings include large and vibrant local coastal scenes, as well as birds and animals.