Profile

I work from my studio located in a hisitoric woolshed in the beautifull Orinoco valley. I have pursued my love of art with a freedom of spirit which has allowed me to experiment with a full spectrum of style and mediums. Subjects range from still life to landscape, and styles from bold to delicate. My colourfull paintings and whimsical etchings are found throughout the world.
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Education:
On leaving school my greatest desire was to go to art school. However in that era art as a career was not considered to be a usefull option.  I became a registered nurse but contiued to pursue my passion in art and crafts by attending workshops in painting in all mediums, stained glass, doll making, etching, wood block printing,weaving & pottery.
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Influences:
The works of Matisse, Degas, Daniel Gelis (links) and many other artists whose works are colourful and expressive. Much of my work is influenced by my garden, surrounding hills, mountains and the social activity of people.
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Awards:
Finalist in six Telecom awards. Merit -2007 Impressions Art Awards. Eight entries accepted over a number of years in the annual World of Wearable Art show.
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Exhibitions:
Numerous group exhibitions throughout New Zealand. One person water colour and etching exhibition at Waikato Art Society Gallery, Hamilton in 1986. One person exhibition at The Suter Gallery, Nelson in 1996. Art works offered for sale by Csaky Art in the “Zodiac – New Work & New Artists” exhibition at the Arndean Gallery, Cork St, London in 2003.
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Publications:
Illustrations for “Childern of Gemstone Mountain” by Joyce Carey 1986. (link)
Illustrations from my student nurse diaries reproduced in the following: (link)
“My Life in Nursing” by Marjorie Chambers
“The Last Thirty Years” by Alice Silverton
“Looking Back” by Helen Campbell
“I Remember” by Ellen Grant.

p1020127-web Education:

On leaving school my greatest desire was to go to art school. However in that era art as a career was not considered to be a useful option.

I became a registered nurse but continued to pursue my passion in art and crafts by attending workshops in painting in all mediums, stained glass, doll making, etching, wood block printing, weaving & pottery.

Influences:

The works of Matisse, Degas, Daniel Gelis and many other artists whose works are colourful and expressive. Much of my work is influenced by my garden, surrounding hills, mountains and the social activity of people.

Awards: p1020117-web

Finalist in six Telecom awards. Merit -2007 Impressions Art Awards. Eight entries accepted over a number of years in the annual World of Wearable Art show.

Exhibitions:

Numerous group exhibitions throughout New Zealand. One person watercolour and etching exhibition at Waikato Art Society Gallery, Hamilton in 1986. One person exhibition at The Suter Gallery, Nelson in 1996. Art works offered for sale by Csaky Art in the “Zodiac – New Work & New Artists” exhibition at the Arndean Gallery, Cork St, London in 2003.

Publications:

Illustrations for “Children of Gemstone Mountain” by Joyce Carey 1986.

Illustrations from my student nurse diaries reproduced in the following:

“My Life in Nursing” by Marjorie Chambers

“The Last Thirty Years” by Alice Silverton

“Looking Back” by Helen Campbell

“I Remember” by Ellen Grant.