I am an established silk painting artist from Waipu near Whangarei. Mostly self taught, I began painting when I was 16, mainly acrylic on board. Then I became a potter and spent 18 years making and selling my pottery creations all over NZ.
Jo also trained as jewellery maker, selling & exhibiting my work in Galleries in Auckland, but now she has settled upon silk painting – mainly due to a love of the free- flow painting style, but also the vivid colours and texture silk allows.
I love Northland – I love the climate and the beaches, the colours and the friendly people. I am inspired by the beauty of our coves and rock formations out at The Heads. I love the distinctive shapes of those hills – so recognisable to anyone who has been here even only once. I also enjoy painting native birds – so may colours and beautiful shapes, and so unique to NZ, and coastal scenes from all over the country. I work from home in Waipu, and although my studio is private, I exhibit my work in selected exclusive shows and galleries all over NZ.