I have painted since the 1950s. By the 1990s watercolours were largely put aside for acrylics and oils. In the mid 1950s I attended Colin McCahon’s classes at Auckland Art Gallery and Paula McNeill’s classes in Whitianga. I have held several exhibitions at the Pumphouse in Auckland, and the Upstairs Gallery in Whitianga.
Getting "back into the paints" after years of landscape design has meant I can reflect my surroundings in acrylic paints and graphite pencil rather than mould them with structures and plants. I am often on or overlooking an ocean or sea and the water has always been a big influence on my life and works.
My current works are on plywood, canvas and paper and recently I've been exploring the colour of light. I'm tending towards the abstract and hoping to leave an impression with the viewer of "I've been there or felt that myself.”