Born into a railway family in Takapau, 1952.
Experienced a wide range of employment, professional and labour intensive.
Employed as a Visual Arts tutor since 1987. Facilitated full and part time, courses and programmes for the Education sector, Labour department and Arts council.
Self employed producing Murals, Mosaic, Creative Workshops and commissions.
Recipient Of Manawatu Community Honours Award, 2010.
Diploma of Creative Writing, N.Z. Institute of Bussiness Studies.
Member of Keep Feilding Beautiful.
Past Chair' and life member of 'Feilding and Disticts' Art Society,
Founding member of Feilding Art Centre \ Gallery
Judged many Creative Awards and competitions.
One of Four regular Judges involved with 'Evento', The Secondary Schools Wearable Arts Competition.
Produced a significant number of murals in the Manawatu, particularly in Feilding.
Public Work Includes::
- A large scale painting featuring the initial Trust Power wind farm on the Tararua range..
- Extensive Mosaic work on 9 Planters along King Street, Palmerston North.
- Large scale Mural relief reconstruction for Palmerston North information centre.
- 2.4 metre high collapsable scale model of the town Clock Tower, used for various functions and events.
Most of my intrinsic work is acrylic on prepared hard board. I do not reside entirely in one gendre or application techniques.
There are at least four or five pieces developing at once, often quite seperate as to style and intent.
We exist among bizarre intricately woven structures of persuasion. Some chase the forever hope, but most swoon to the sideshow of convenience we have evolved. The falsity of 'want' has usurped the fact of 'need'.
As an artist i need to put images to such statements.
Recent exhibitions include:
Wellington - Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art - 2010, 2011, 2012,
Palmerston North - Taylor Jenson Fine Arts - 2012