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Artist, Storyteller, & World Traveller

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


Beneath the Surface – Maori myth

Beneath the Surface – Maori myth

This is a series of two paintings I did in Rotorua during the 2019/2020 Summer Artist Residency Open Studios project. During the residency I took workshop participants walking on this path near the Blue Lake to experience the environment and hear the stories. The...

Beneath the Surface – geology

Beneath the Surface – geology

This is a series of five paintings I did in Rotorua during the 2019/2020 Summer Artist Residency. Just prior to my residency Whakaari erupted just off the Bay of Plenty coast with devastating consequences. My first painting is: Calling in the Fire. Calling in the Fire...

pt 5: Black Skiing; The descent

pt 5: Black Skiing; The descent

Under-lying the euphoria of the summit is the growing realisation that the uphill may have been the easy part. The downhill is no fun-park ride either.  Whilst beautiful, it is too exposed and cold to linger long at the summit and almost immediately we commence the...

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