My heroes Jim Henson, Walt Disney
and Dr Seuss. inspired me to see the world brighter and a little funnier.
I was raised in a Southern, New Zealand town, and I was spoilt, for choice.
The choice of adventures, exploring or camping in a beautiful Southern wilderness, creating a wild imagination.
There was never a quiet moment in our house, family events filling the rooms with laughter and noise.
What did I do when I wanted to escape…
I turned to my love of myths and legends and my own world of stories and dreams
I am a professional creative who has enjoyed a fulfilling career in the Film and Television industry and teaching for the last 30+ years.
I now concentrate on my own original art and stories. Splitting my time between storytelling and my Dunedin studio classroom.
As I draw and paint my characters that were hiding in the words, come to life. I enjoy both the art of illustration and helping others through my classes design their own illustrations and characters.