About Me

I was born on the island of Cyprus; then spent my early years in the Western Isles of Scotland so New Zealand is the largest island where I have made my home.

Having sold many paintings at a number of galleries (some of which are held in overseas collections) I have finally realised my dream of opening my own gallery on the wild and beautiful Wellington West coast of Makara Beach. Due to my illustration experience I can turn my hand to many different styles and media and can create art specific to the client’s desire.

As an illustrator my style of art has always been very diverse because I enjoy so many styles and media. Working in both digital and traditional media and with a diploma in Visual Communication Design and a Batchelor of Design, I have over 20 years experience in advertising, editorial, product and children’s illustration. I work on a Mac in Photoshop, Painter and Illustrator. I often begin with traditional media, then scan and work on them in the computer leading to greater flexibility and creativity. Liaising with the client and progressing through rough sketches I only proceed to finished art when a satisfactory concept is accepted.

While continuing my work as an illustrator and artist I began to teach drawing classes in 2007 (see Drawing Classes for more details).