Welcome to this web-site, my online gallery.Displayed on these pages are examples of my recent artworks.In a conventional gallery, once a work is sold, it generally is no longer available for public viewing. With this web-site I am pleased to be able to display paintings, which although sold, can still be viewed as a showcase for commissions.I have drawn and painted since childhood, with horses always a favourite subject. Instruction at life drawing classes as an adult improved my observational skills, but I am mostly self taught and have learnt by my mistakes and seeing how other artists solved theirs.I really enjoy making a picture from a blank surface - it’s a kind of magic. Watercolour has become the medium that for me, which does this the best. Chalk pastel , graphite and oils are other mediums I use, depending on style and subject.I first started selling my paintings through the Otago Art Society, when I joined 20 years ago, and continue to exhibit and sell mainly through art society exhibitions around the South Island.Throughout the years my art work has received awards, merit certificates and People’s Choice.
Highlights have been:2010-Second Prize, Yealand EstateWine’s “Art on a Bottle”2009 -Ashburton Trust’s Premier Award2008- Solo Exhibition of equine art, “ HORSETRAITS” at the Chamber Gallery, Rangiora1997 –Oamaru Licensing Trust’s Totara Art Awards -Local Section WinnerCommissioned work has not only been of horses, but of other animals and pets, portraits, and landscapes.Please contact me with enquiries about the following paintings or to discuss commissions.