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Artist, Storyteller, & World Traveller
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Exploring the World and really seeing and feeling it through art and stories

My first ‘mini-series’ is a painting and writing series about walking the Amazing Tongariro Alpine crossing in New Zealand. Not just a physical challenge, but an emotional and spiritual one as well. Our group of 5 sets out in February 2019 to walk through these 3 volcanoes – two are active and one dormant with any others extinct and turned into beautiful crater lakes. Follow along to receive notifications of this 4 part series as soon as they are launched.

Travel History

What does travel mean to you?  A rest…. or some perspective on your everyday life, a mental refresh, some space to consider a pressing problam, an escape from a pressing problem, a chance to engage with other cultures, or just to see the beauty and variety in the world. Join me to read and see what I learn on my travels.



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Recent Travels

New Zealand, Orkney Islands, Scottish Highlands and Islands, Walking the Camino in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic


After the travel… comes the art

After the travel… comes the art

So I've returned home to New Zealand after an extended 3 month trip around Europe and specifically for art inspiration: - a tour of the Scottish Highlands and islands. I've returned with hundreds of photos and lot of memories and so the painting commences. I was...

Good news! We’ve a saint in the family.

Good news! We’ve a saint in the family.

After some considerable effort: a car ferry, a one  hour drive, and then parking and catching a short pedestrian ferry (no tourists are allowed vehicles on the island) I arrive in the tiny sacred island of Iona... permanent population around 100.      ...

On a viking ship heading north…

On a viking ship heading north…

Finally two months into my trip I'm finally at the northern tip of the Highlands waiting for the Viking ship the Northlink company called Hamnavoe. Actually I drove onboard for the 1.5 hour trip from the unfortunately named Scrabster (Thurso) to Stromness, Orkney...

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Coming Soon, this Great Walk of New Zealand, is a gruelling physical and mental challenge on a triumvirate of live and dormant volcanoes. Are our group of 5 up to the challenge…

My Upcoming Series

Featuring Art and Experiential story series follow me to recieve my upcoming painting and writing about Staying at a monastery in Hungary, the Sacred Island of Iona, and Catching the Viking to the Orkney Islands



Orkney Islands
United Kingdon

Travel Gallery

Some of my Favourite Places include: New Zealand, Mexico, Scotland, Italy and Portugal