I have tutored painting and drawing classes throughout the Auckland region since arriving here from Otago a decade ago. I have tutored at Mairangi Arts Centre for the last 5 years. I completed my early art training at the Ilam School of Fine Arts in Canterbury and have spent many years teaching art at secondary school level. Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of mediums. These include pen and ink illustrations for newspapers and books, painted indoor & outdoor murals, designed and painted many stage sets for theatrical productions and created many works in oils, watercolours and acrylics.My paintings sell in leading galleries throughout NZ .My art classes are held in a happy relaxed atmosphere where I strive to impart sound traditional rules and theories which will enable students to create their own artworks with flare and imagination.