I have been involved with tutoring at Mairangi Arts Centre since 1997 and am responsible for teaching the majority of the children’s classes.
I gave workshops at the Edge in 1999 and 2000 for primary schools in the Auckland region to teach silkscreening on fabric the easy way. During 2010 I taught workshops for a primary school and lectured and helped 120 children to appreciate Impressionistic painters.
Before immigrating to New Zealand (1997) I was running a silk screening business producing prints for interior decoration puproses. My business printed silkscreen designs on fabric and colours were hand-painted to create unique items.
As a professional artist I ahve worked for Intona Design Studios (Johannesburg) and the Library and Museum Services (Pretoria).
My philosophy about art is shor and simple: to teach students everything I know and have discovered on my own journey as an artist and tutor, to encourage my students to explore and extend themselves as far as possible. For the younger students, my aim is to stimulate them to use their imagination and to use vibrant colours.