I grew up in East Taieri about 15k South of Dunedin and went to art school there in1980. I had some drawing skills but only a few skills in painting. I joined a band called “The Clean” in 1980 and played a lot around the country until 82, shortly after this “The Bats” was formed. I was very busy with this music until the late 90’s. It was around then that I got back into my painting and started to sell quite a few.
I mainly paint on hardboard and create the shape of the board with rough tools.
I paint the surrounding South island country side and local bird life too.
Lately I have been exploring other ideas such as themes of space, other worldly beings along with other flights of fancy.
I sell quite a few on tours overseas when I travel with the “The Clean” + “The Bats”, a very easy was to exhibit.
At the Moment I live in Roseneath 5 mins form Port Chalmers where I work as a teacher aide.