The practice and study of portraiture had to wait until the 1970s
after my family were launched into their careers.
main influence has been the old masters whose portraits have stood
the test of time.
those people not available to sit for a portrait, I have developed
the ability to paint from photos, but I do prefer direct live portraiture
have always regarded copying as a useful learning tool.
great many portraits of mine are scattered around New Zealand, and
some are overseas. In this website gallery, I display just a few
of the many paintings I have made over the years. They reflect my
development as a painter.
browse through and enjoy!