Thanks for attending ‘art.’ on Friday

Thanks for attending art., the Spring Show on Friday night

As an artist, it is very rewarding that someone feels a personal connection with the art that I make. At Friday night’s event, I was fortunate to hear personal stories of why people gravitated towards particular artworks. Thanks to all those who attended – it was great to meet lots of new people and hear the viewer’s perspective, especially on the new pieces that hadn’t shown before, such as new charcoal drawings on panel and the continuation of the flower/butterfly theme on pages from Anna Karenina that combined the drawn line technique that the promo film shows me using. A lot of my art found new homes and the two charity boxes raised money for the Freedom Place charity!

The 16th Art on the Avenue art auction

Having one of my artworks in the 16th Art on the Avenue art auction gave me a chance to see my work on the wall next to some very good art and try the catering (my favourites were the egg rolls and mini chocolate mousse, and the bacon-wrapped prunes reminded me of 70s party food in NZ!). Thank you to those who bid on my painting, I appreciate it so much.

My artwork is the neutrally toned painting featuring three butterflies, on the wall.

This Thursday: see me paint live for charity and see zippy cars at the Fiat Showroom –

I’m one of the artists doing a live paint showcase at the Helfman Fiat showroom. You’ve seen those little Fiats zipping around town, sneaking into tiny parking spots, and there’s a cool ad where they drive through the ocean from Italy. Now you can see these updated Italian design icons up close. There’s beer, wine, lite bites, raffles and if you buy an artwork, a portion of the sales go to charity. $15 in advance/ $25 at the door. Tickets at


Second chance to see artists Fall show this Saturday 13th Oct, 2-5pm

If you didn’t manage to get to last weekend’s visual extravanganza, the Fall Art event, you have a second chance THIS Saturday afternoon, Oct 13th. Or if you’ve been thinking about an artpiece that caught your eye last Saturday, drop by and visit me.
Thank you to the incredibly talented blues-and-rock guitarist JR

JR, wicked ax-man

and Charise, for performing in my studio. Perfect music to go with my urban landscapes!

‘A Heroine’s Journey’, WIVLA at The Museum of Printing History

‘A Heroine’s Journey’, WIVLA

At tonight’s art opening of the WIVLA show ‘A Heroine’s Journey’, I was surprised and honoured to see both my lino prints displayed at the entrance to the show. I met lots of interesting art supporters and sold both of my works! Each is from an edition of 12 so you won’t miss out if you still want one. Available in white or natural wood frame. Contact me at

Pictured left: ‘She knew she could do it’, Lino print on Bristol, 12″x15″ framed. Pictured right: ‘She Found her Inner Ninja’, Lino print on Bristol, 12″x15″ framed.

The exhibition will be on Aug 30th – Oct 6th, 2012 at the Museum of Printing History, 1324 West Clay St, Houston, off Waugh in Montrose. Museum Hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

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Live Art at ArtceteraIV charity auction

Live Art at ArtceteraIV charity auction

This is the art that I created during the Live Art event by ArtceteraIV at Roak nightclub. Painting live in front of an audience was inspiring and fun although a little nerve-racking at first. As an artist who works alone in a studio, it was great to get a chance to talk with art appreciators and fellow artists at the event. Thank you to the successful bidder, Kevin, who won my painting ‘Reasons Why I Love This City’.