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About Me

Drawing and painting have been a passion of mine from a young age. Growing up on a farm in New Zealand, rural life played an important part in my early subjects, and I'd cover pages and pages of newsprint with drawings of farm animals, tractors, motorbikes, helicopters, and of my other big passion, rally cars.

Drawing remained a serious hobby until my mid-20s, when I first began to learn about the revival of classically inspired realist art. This traditional approach was being taught through a small but growing number of art academies and ateliers around the world. The calibre of the students and graduates from these institutions was, and still is, a big inspiration.

Subsequently, I have travelled to Italy on several occasions to study at the Florence Academy of Art - one of the leading schools in the world for teaching realist drawing and painting techniques.

I find portrait painting endlessly fascinating, and enjoy the challenge of attempting to reveal the subtleties that portray individuality and personality within a sitter's physical likeness. Also, perhaps because of my rural childhood, landscapes have also become frequent subjects in an attempt to capture the mood and feeling of a scene, and the impression that it leaves upon you.

After living abroad, I returned to live in the Eastern Bay of Plenty in 2017, and since then I have made painting my full-time occupation.

I hope you enjoy looking at this site. It will be updated regularly as I continue to grow and develop my work. If you'd like to enquire about any work you see, to discuss a commission, or simply say hello, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,




Portrait Commission for public display at Auckland Hospital


Bay of Plenty Artists Exhibition, Rotorua, New Zealand

Finalist in Stephen Bauman/Ken Goshen Rembrandt Copy Competition.


Winner of Stephen Bauman Portrait Drawing Competition

Finalist in the Adam Portraiture Award, NZ Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Finalist in the Miles Art Award, Tauranga Art Gallery


Finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, New Zealand.
People's Choice Award Winner.

Finalist in the Rotorua Museum Art Award, New Zealand.


Art on the Strand Exhibition, Whakatane, New Zealand.

Peter Reynolds Memorial Art Exhibition, Rotorua, New Zealand.


Finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, New Zealand.

The Real Opotiki Exhibition, Wellington, New Zealand.


Finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, New Zealand (Merit Award).

Finalist in the W. Gordon Smith Award, Scotland.

Finalist in the Parkin Prize for drawing, NZ Academy of Fine Art, New Zealand.

Sunshine and Canvas Exhibition, The Great Rotary Art Expo, Whakatane, New Zealand.

The Real Opotiki Exhibition, Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland, New Zealand.

The Real Opotiki Exhibition, Tauranga, New Zealand.


Finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, New Zealand.

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