Never too old to learn new tricks....or teach them
After graduating from Elam, I did the socially responsible thing (after all it was the 1950's) and raised a family. When I became an empty nester, I began my career as an art teacher and started textile art making - wall-hangings, quilts and garments. It was a very dynamic time for women's art, I was stimulated, excited and inspired by Judy Chicago’s “DINNER PARTY”.
On retiring from teaching, I was able to focus on my own painting and establish a full-time practice. The past 30 years have been dedicated to this fascinating journey, during which I have exhibited nationally and been fortunate to be a finalist in prestigious art awards.
My most rewarding times have been mentoring two Mouth and Foot Painters.
I am happy to report that age does not diminish curiosity or the excitement of discovery - and I still have a few tricks up my sleeve so keep watching this space..
To live is the rarest thing in the world.
1957 DIPLOMA OF FINE ART Elam School, Auckland University
1980/82 Studied Art History
FABRIC AND FIBRE
1983 Exhibited Applique Quilts Auckland Floral Festival
1984 Exhibited at Clowns, wearable art
1984 NZ Craft council conference, Garment pieced & applique
1984 2nd place Wallenburg Wall hanging Awards
1984 NZ Quilt exhibition
1985 NZ Craft Council exhibition Wellington
1991 Solo exhibition Watercolour
1992 Solo exhibition Parnell “flowers”
1994 Solo exhibition Taupo Art Gallery
1994 Solo Exhibition “Wedding dresses” Art Station
1996 Solo Exhibition Art Station (Portraits)
1998 Solo Exhibition Art Station
2000 Concentrated on Open Studio exhibitions
and local art shows.
2017 Last open Studio
2001 Finalist Norsewear Art Award
1998 Finalist James Wallace Art Awards
1997 Finalist James Wallace Art Awards
1996 Winner Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards Open Award Winner
1996 Finalist James Wallace Art Awards
1995 Finalist James Wallace Art Awards
1984 2nd place Wallenberg Wall hanging Awards