I have been a photographer for a number of years. Being self taught has not stopped me from competing with the best. Nine years ago, the idea of making unique glass coasters was born and later on the magnets followed. These ideas stemmed from my drive to achieve something creative and useful with my photographs. My latest addition is my work presented on aluminium as wall hangings. The images are stunningly "wow" and the colors "pop."
I have a stall at the Dunedin Octagon Market in Dunedin where I sell my work to cruise ship passengers who visit the city, national tourists and locals. I love being able to talk about my photos and the country I live in to the many tourists who visit the Octagon and my stall. I am indeed privileged to be living in Dunedin, recently named The Most Beautiful City in New Zealand.
My book "Te Waipounamu" the South Island of New Zealand, is a collection of photographs I have taken on my travels. I have recently published my second book"Kawatiri" and "Te Tai Poutini" the Buller and West Coast Regions of "Te Waipounamu"
My garden is one of life's simple pleasures and spending time in it is very relaxing, though sometimes hard work. My husband and I love going away in our motor-home to somewhere remote where my husband, who is a novelist, can enjoy the quiet and work on his novels. I, on the other hand, will hunt around looking for photo opportunities.
Our dog, Jack, is our constant loyal companion and often the subject in my photo shoots.
Below: A treasured image of my mother-in-law's hands holding my mother's walking stick.