have been painting New
Zealand birds and flora since 1970, when I produced
the paintings for three field guides on New Zealand
Field Guide to Common NZ Birds - Volumes 1 &
Field Guide to Rare and Extinct NZ Birds
were followed by a series of Limited Edition Reproductions
during the 1970's and 1980's and a series of 10
definitive postage stampson NZ Endangered birds
for New Zealand Post.
have been a regular exhibitor with the New Zealand Academy
of Fine Arts since 1999 and in 2003 became a Signiture
member of WNAG, the World Nature Artists Group.
1993 my book, Images
of a Garden, an illustrated garden diary of Te Popo
Gardens, Taranaki, which was my home and inspiration
for 17 years, was
published by Reed publishers NZ.
In 2004 my first children's books were published
and in 2005 a NZ Nature ABC called
K is for KIWI.
my first novel Taniwha by Liza Fox (author name) published
as an eBook.
my career I have produced bird and flora paintings
for clients such as:
Fish and Game
Zealand Ducks Unlimited
Forest and Bird Soc.
Zealand Ornithological Society ( a series of Christmas
Zealand Milk Board (America)
in Art, England
now live in the Nelson Bay area of New Zealand -
Top of the South Island, and home to Kea
(NZ Alpine Parrots), NZ Falcons, Marsh Harriers,
Herons, Native Pigeons, Robins, Tomtits, Tui's and
Bellbirds and many sea birds, giving me plenty
of subjects for my work.
work in a variety of mediums including, gouache
and watercolour, acrylic, ink and wash, pastel and
pencil and metalpoint, all worked on either rag board or canvas.