I’ve attended many workshops, short courses, and tutoring from wherever I’ve been living. My most recent was 6 weeks with Lawrence Berry in Whangarei. At that course I was the only watercolour artist and at the end I saw no reason to change mediums. A year with Kimbra Taylor in Raumati had set the medium for me. Jackie Pearson Wellington and Pauline Hailwood in Otaki also played a part in encouraging and continuing my love and at times frustration with watercolour.
I’ve exhibited my paintings in the Whangarei Heads Arts Trail with some success, if sales equate to success? I’m grateful for the encouragement of friends and family to this end. I was a stoneware potter, a member of the NZ Society of Potters for over 30 years so I am familiar with the exhibition scene and the difficulty of placing hours of work beside price. But we still keep doing it.
I hope this web page will allow my friends here and other places to view my progress in the field as I pursue its many challenges and opportunities.