I love to paint in acrylics and did so exclusively for many years with a series of roses and landscapes but for the last 14 years I have concentrated on printmaking using a press in my own studio. I focus more and more on the non toxic forms of printmaking, drypoint and lino, to avoid the acids and chemicals of etching.
Since 2015 I have been able to share my passion and have taught printmaking both at home in my studio and at Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa, where I am print tutor. Classes for term four 2019 are on the Coming Up page and there is information about other events in 2019. Term 1 2019 also sees the continuation of the Open Studio policy at Estuary Arts Centre where anyone can come to learn about printmaking on Friday from 9.30 - 12 and casuals can come to use the press.
While I try to have a solo exhibition every year or so I also have organised many group shows for local Hibiscus printmakers and my students at Estuary Arts Centre. I am also interested in planning and organising the making of collaborative prints with like minded printmakers. 2018 saw the last collaborative based on the humble triangle.
Commissions are welcome.
Until the end of February 2019 I have framed prints in the foyer of the Spencer on Byron hotel, Takapuna, Auckland.