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Distinguished Lady

Distinguished Lady

I’ve always loved painting folds. They fascinate me and I enjoy the three dimensional look. I love the art nouveau era and it will appear from time to time in my future works as it does in this one. Gold features over most of this work to represent the richness of who...
Empowered

Empowered

The message behind this painting is to remind women that they are empowered, and to rise up to who they are called to be without allowing their gender to hold them back.
Regal Sisters

Regal Sisters

“Regal Sisters” is a unique art deco painting with luxury, glamour, and a hint of Klimt. The bold geometry, texture and detail make this work distinctive. Embellished with glitter and rich colors, the overall effect gives the sense of royalty and confidence. In...
Free to be me

Free to be me

This is the second in my series on self esteem. I see people as beautiful and unique and this painting is to remind people to be free to be themselves and not be influenced to strive to be like someone they aren’t.
Dreamer

Dreamer

This textured work has my favourite complementary colours which helps the painting come alive and the diagonal lines help express the movement of dance.
Wondering

Wondering

This young woman represents so many today who are wondering about their destiny and what her life holds for the future. Because each life is valuable and full of promise and potential I have added gold leaf to highlight the worth of an individual.
Hilltop Trees

Hilltop Trees

On a family outing to the top of Maungakawa Hill, Cambridge I spotted these four beautiful trees which I had to paint. This is a textured expressionist work.
Ducks

Ducks

I have often taken my art students around the lakes at the Waikato University in Hamilton to capture a beautiful scene to paint. On this day my attention was drawn to the patterns and reflections on the water while the ducks were swimming. I love painting in the...
Mauao from Matua

Mauao from Matua

Now that we are living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty I felt compelled to paint the amazing vista from near where we live in Matua, Tauranga. Pohutukawas are such a stunning tree in bloom and are always picturesque in a painting and I’ve added a special summery glow...
Ti Point

Ti Point

I love painting expressionist works and my love of colour is obvious in this painting. This scene is north of Omaha Beach, New Zealand.
Glowing Pohutukawa

Glowing Pohutukawa

The area near where I live is known for a popular walkway around a small mountain. The mountain’s name is Mauao in the Maori language (or Mount Maunganui, or simply “The Mount”). Around Christmas time each year the stunning pohutukawa trees, which grow around the...
Northland Outcrop

Northland Outcrop

I captured this scene with my camera and was keen to paint it. Winding roads, pathways or rivers leading into a painting make for a great composition. I chose to paint this in the expressionist style using colours that appealed to me.
Summer Pirongia

Summer Pirongia

I’ve painted Pirongia many times and this work is totally different to my others. I loved painting this very spontaneously and loved the unusual mix of colours. Hopefully you do too.
Kaiate Stream

Kaiate Stream

Kaiate Stream, Welcome Bay, Tauranga. I came across this delightful scene while going on a bush walk with my husband and three sons. The New Zealand Pongas (a native silver tree fern) and toetoes (pronounced “toi tois”, a tall native grass) along with the orange...
Orange Irises

Orange Irises

I painted this live at a ladies’ meeting. I love the freedom of painting with pastels for a live event. The complementary colours of blue and orange give this work special vibrancy.
Floral Pathway to Glory

Floral Pathway to Glory

Our life’s pathway has many curves but God is faithful and is constantly with us as we stay on His path. The flowers represent the beauty and fragrance of the presence of God and His amazing promises which encourage us along the way to eternity.
Joyful Poppies

Joyful Poppies

People just love poppies and they often are linked to happy memories from their past. I have painted many expressions of poppies over the years and they are fun to paint in their lovely warm colours.