"Based at my teaching studio in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, I'm maximising on the beauty of the coastline and wildlife in the local landscape to produce vibrant, illustrative styled paintings using a combination of watercolour and gouache. (However, I do occaisionally go off at tangents and paint something strange).
A professional painter and art tutor for over twenty years I studied art and ceramics at both Hull and Chesterfield Colleges of Art and Design in the UK and have exhibited in several New Zealand galleries including Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Whangamata and Ohopi as well as in the UK and The Channel Islands.
Whilst this is not primarily a selling site it is always recommended that a client arranges to view the actual artwork before committing to a purchase. (Sizes are approximate as I usually forget to measure them before they go off to a gallery or a client!)
Working with watercolour allows me to experience the suprises you get when wet pigment meets wet paper... You can never fully control the results when this happens. It becomes more of a collaboration between the artist, the medium and a third element that is elusive and less tangible.
Use of gouache in the later stages means I can add the finer details needed to create a convincing level of realism.