I am originally from New Zealand and now live near Cambridge in the village of Bassingbourn.
From an early age, I was greatly encouraged in my love of drawing and painting, especially my passion for portraiture.
I work is mainly in pastel, which I love for its vibrancy, variety of colours and the tones that I can achieve in my detailed artwork.
My paintings emphasise contrast, light and luminosity to create a believeable sense of form and space. I am fascinated with the play of light and shade on a landscape and the sculptural nature of an object defined by graduations between brightness and darkness.
Inspiration for my artwork can come from many different stimuli, such as the character and expression on a human face, or the light reflective qualities of shiny surfaces in a still life, and it would be difficult not to be inspired by the dramatic landscapes and magnificent coastal scenery seen in my native New Zealand.