I am very happy be involved in Taranaki’s newest pop up exhibition ‘Five Points of View.’

Together Amanda Hewlett, Antonia O’Mahony, Renate Verbbrugge, Howard Tuffery & I will showcase our five diverse styles and ways of looking at the world at the opening on Friday evening.


Over the past few days I have been working on four little murals for my studio.

A couple of mornings ago I woke up and started drawing. Strange images began to spring forth; birds which have left an impression in my memory clothed in hats and masks. They are unusual offerings from my subconscious and I don’t really know how I feel about them yet but they take me back to Calke Abbey which left an indelible mark on my imagination. I am glad that these four curious birds; heron, cockatoo, pheasant and peacock will be watching over me while I work.

Thank you to all the people who came to visit my studio last weekend. It was a real honour to be picked as a destination when there were so many studios to choose from.

We offered scones, cream and jam to our visitors and I opened the most finished room in the house, our bedroom to view as I like the idea of people seeing the different ways I express my artistic temperament and decorating is one of those.

The Taranaki Arts Trail has been a great experience for me. I've conquered my fear of radio interviews, met a lot of lovely Taranki artists had the pleasure of meeting some really wonderful people. I loved the enthusiasm of those visiting and the weekend was definitely an energizing experience. As I have just exhibited in Perth I had a lot of works which were just started so next year visitors will be able to see their progression as well as the development of the space itself.