All of my life I have been pushed and driven by a somewhat hyper-active mind, with thoughts and imaginations of everyday things often sensed in abstract forms and colours. It was when I began painting years ago that I was able to experience some relief from the pressures of these wild imaginings. Later when I discovered sculpting I was able to express myself in new ways that were extremely satisfying to my soul, as I explored the intricate processes of using glass and bronze.

My works, in general, have a subtle connection across the mediums I use. As I work on a painting or sculpture, it becomes a part of a story that started a long time ago and which continues to unfold before me, and every little detail becomes an important part of that story. The emotions are important in my work because I have always been driven by my emotions. I value feelings of intense joy and happiness as much as the painful feelings of sadness and loss.

I hope that my art will make the observer smile, laugh or question and most of all, feel.


Exhibitions

Solo

2020 Solo 48, Academy Fine Arts, wellington

2018 Eclectic II, Form Gallery, Christchurch (with Karin Barr)

2016 Different Thoughts, Form Gallery , Christchurch

2015 Solo 40, Academy Fine Arts, wellington

2014 Eclectic, Form Gallery, Christchurch

2012 The Players, Black Asterisk Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland

2010 Crowded world, Red Barn Gallery and Studio, Rangiriri

2007 Something Precious,  PPG Gallery, Auckland

2001 Out in the Open, Alleluia Cafe, Karangahape Rd Auckland

2001 Men Love Passion, Oneil St Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland

Juried

2020 Glass Art Exhibition, In 80 Days Around the World, Waldmuseum, Zwiesel, Germany

2018 Wallace Art Awards Finalist Exhibition, Pah Homestead Gallery

2016 Wallace Art Awards Finalist Exhibition, Pah Homestead Gallery (purchased by the Trust)

2016 Shapeshifter , Lower Hutt

2016 Sculpture on Shore

2014 Sculpture on Shore

2014 Wallace Art Awards Finalist Exhibition, Pah Homestead Gallery and traveling exhibition

2013 Snapshot, Quay Gallery by Sargent Gallery, Whanganui

2012 Sculpture on Shore

2012 Wallace Art Awards Finalist Exhibition, Pah Homestead Gallery

2012 Contemporary Glass Society (UK) International Artist Exhibition (non-members)

2011  Waiheke Small Sculpture Award Exhibition


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Arts Center Sculpture Festival, The Arts Center, Christchurch

2020 NZ Academy of Fine ArtsMembers Autumn Show, Wellington

2020 NZSAG Members Exhibition, NZ Glassworks, Whanganui

2019 NZSAG Members Exhibition, Sargent Gallery’s object based Gallery, Whanganui

2017 Wishlist, Form Gallery, Christchurch

2016 The Great Escape, nab Gallery Auckland

2016 NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Summer Selection

2014 NZSAG Members Exhibition, Pah Homestead

2013 Figuratively Speaking, Waiheke Art Gallery

2013 Wishlist III, Form Gallery, Christchurch

2013 Off the Main Road 3 A mixed media Exhibition

2013 The Kiss, A Pride Festival Exhibition, Black Asterisk Gallery

2012 Off the Wall, small sculpture invitational, Waiheke Community Art Gallery

2011 Off the Main Road 2 ,A glass Exhibition the Red Barn Gallery

2011 Artfuse and guests, House of Hedone, Auckland

2011 Spirit Art Exhibition,Wellington

2010 Waitakere Trust Art Award Exhibition

2010 Exposed 4, cast glass Exhibition.Uxbridge arts centre, Howick

2010 Members Exhibition Waikato Society of Arts

2009 Off the Main Road, a glass Exhibition the Red Barn Gallery

2009 Waitakere Trust Art Award Exhibition

2009 Members Exhibition Waikato Society of Arts

2008 10 years of Cast Glass, group Exhibition, Art Station Ponsonby

2006 Painters Studio, group Exhibition, Art station Ponsonby

2005 Painters Progress, group Exhibition, Art station Ponsonby

2002 Hero group Exhibition, Civic Centre Auckland

2000 Hero group Exhibition, Bayleys Boardroom Ponsonby


Collections

Wallace Arts Trust

Private and Corporate Collections, local and international


Publications

2016 TJ McNamara: At the galleries- exhibition review NZ Herald (19 Nov, 2016)

2016 The Dominion Post: A return to the old favourites for Wellington sculptor (June 2016)

2016 Wellington Scoop- NZ Academy of Fine Arts by Lindsey Shelton (Jan 2016)

Kapiti Coast District Council: Kapiti Arts Trail; At the Art of things by Sharon Stephenson (August 2016)