Born in Waipukurau, Hawke’s Bay.

As a teacher, I have enjoyed teaching art to children at all levels, always encouraging them to express themselves in ways which reflect their cultural identity and love of their environment.

I am currently exploring the use of watercolours, pastels and charcoal in my own artwork and my inspiration is taken from the landscape and the people who live in and love this land. The colours and patterns of nature provide a rich source of ideas for my artwork.

My paintings have been purchased for private art collections in London, Paris, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.  They have been exhibited in galleries in Hawkes Bay, Auckland, Russell, Wellington and the Coromandel area.


Key Achievements and Exhibitions:

October 2005: Exhibition of paintings in Paris

February 2006: Invited Artist Gisborne Summer Art Festival                                                                

June 2007: National Women's Art Exhibition Gisborne

September 2007: White Pages Regional Art Awards Hawke's Bay Winner

September 2009: Exhibitor at The Festival 09 Pukeora Estate Waipukurau

November 2009: Artwork selected for cover of Student Diary 1010 Northtec Whangarei   

November 2010: Artwork selected for cover of Student Diary 2011 Northtec Whangarei

May 2011: Artwork selected for Original Art Sale Auckland

January 2012: Designed street banner for Napier CBD

August/September 2012: Solo Exhibition Red Peach Gallery, Ahuriri, Napier

January/February 2015 Solo Exhibition at Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville

March 2015  Joint Exhibition Creative Arts Napier

April 2015    Exhibition Electra Gallery Waipukurau

July 2015     National Art Exhibition, Napier

October 2015  Exhibition  Red Peach Gallery  

July 2016   National Art Exhibition, Napier

December 2016 Exhibition Red Peach Gallery, Napier

July 2017  National  Art Exhibition , Napier 

July 2018 National Art Exhibition, Napier

June 2019  Hawke's Bay Review 

2020 - 2023 Various exhibitions and presented  workshops in Hawke’s Bay