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.
I was president of Auckland Studio Potters (1978-79) and a foundation member of Albany Village Pottery. I also established a pottery studio at Rings Beach while continuing to paint in watercolours at the same time.