Otago PENinsula ARTists
Throughout my career in the U.K I was involved in teaching children and adults art, design, technology
and science. Now in my retirement I can indulge in my passion for creative arts and photography.
I have always been fascinated with form, structure and line, creating work in a variety of styles and materials.
I have found a wealth of stimulating subjects in the wider world and the Otago locality, from escalators to onion flowers. The Dunedin district especially has a treasure trove of scenery, wildlife and historical buildings which has led me to paint landscapes, twist buildings out of shape and invent quirky scenes.
I work mostly in watercolour but many of my artworks incorporate elements of distorted photography and at times textured papers to bring an added dimension to the pieces. My art is inspired by structures, whether they are buildings, mechanics or natural life forms. I seek to expose the components and materials that constitute man made constructions twisting them in differing directions , playing with colour
and line. Botanical subjects are also a form of inspiration. I examine their shape, line and texture and render them in a different format than an observational painting.
I hope you find my work stimulating, visually challenging and above all pleasing.