Lockwood BOP Artists Exhibition

This exhibition was a great opportunity for local artists to show their work, and was a really interesting and varied show. It was great that Lockwood offered their showhomes as a venue, while there are limited places to exhibit at the moment in Rotorua. I was thrilled that my work sold at the opening. “Only in Darkness will the stars shine”, oil on canvas.
Only in darkness, painting

Walker & Hall Art Award

I had a painting accepted for the Walker & Hall Art Award at the Waiheke Island Art Gallery. “Waiting at the edge of the world”, oil on aluminium. Due to the Auckland lockdown, both the exhibition and the awards ceremony were postponed, but it finally went ahead and has just finished. And I was pleased to find out that it has been sold.
Waiting painting


Rotorua Museum Art Award

This is a very late to be posting, but here is my painting “The thief of dreams” which was accepted for the finals of the Rotorua Museum Art Award 2019. As the museum is still closed for earthquake repairs the exhibition was held in the Rotorua Energy Events Centre. It was a really interesting show.
the thief of dreams

Bahai exhibition

This painting was done for the “Unity in Diversity” exhibition in Rotorua, organised by Trish de Muth, which celebrated 200 years of the Baha’i faith. The paining illustrates the quote “It is better to guide one soul than to possess all that is on earth…”.

Adam Portrait Award

I was really happy to get into the final of the 2018 Adam Portrait Award, with this painting of Faustinah Ndlovu, a friend in Rotorua. Originally from Zimbabwe, she is very active in the local community, and models sometimes for local artists. The exhibition is on in Wellington for several months and then tours several centres.

Year of the Dog

It’s been way too long since I last posted. The whole of summer has gone by, and not only is it a new year but a new Chinese Year. To celebrate the year of the dog, Rotorua’s Helium Gallery is holding a dog-themed exhibition, with a portion of proceeds going to the SPCA. This is my contribution.

First post

Well, this is the first post on my new website. I will try and keep it regularly updated!
At the moment I am working towards several exhibitions, including an exhibition of small works, for which I am doing a few circular panels. Here is my first one – the peppers were grown in our garden. They were green when picked and while lying on the bench changed into such beautiful colour shades.
Unfortunately they never got used in the end, but at least I got a painting out of them, so they weren’t totally wasted.
Chilli peppers