My discovery of pastel painting came 12 years ago when I lived in the mountains at the top of the Motueka Valley. It was an amazing therapy – helping me to cope with bereavement, and suddenly a whole new world was opened up for me, I had been a Weaver for 30 years and that was my passion, and helped pay the bills!
My joining PANZ Nelson not only provided me with new friends, but their encouragement and teaching helped me to gain a wider knowledge and skill of this ancient medium, as well as access to workshops and exhibitions.
I now live on the coast on the edge of the Abel Tasman Nat Park in the village of Riwaka.
Always wondering what that word ‘retirement’ means …my photography hobby combined with pastels means always learning and achieving something new and exciting.