originally trained as a visual display artist, and in the early
eighties began to paint in oils while being tutored by Heinz Boehnke.
She then expanded into watercolours under the tutelage of Tony Lewis,
a well known water-colourist in New Zealand and Australia.
followed a prolonged period away from painting, as family commitments
took priority. However, the satisfaction of preparing successful
entries for the Wearable Art Awards renewed her desire for creative
expression, and the instinct and urge to paint persuaded her to
again take up her brush.
now lives in Nelson city and works from her studio overlooking Tahunanui
Beach. Her paintings are in collections throughout New Zealand,
as well as in Australia, Canada, the USA, England, Germany and Switzerland.