I have been drawing and painting for about 10 years but discovered pastels after attending classes at the Mairangi Art Centre. I am very enthusiastic about pastels – their freshness, colour range and compatibility with my style. I am a member of the Depot Artspace, Estuary Arts and the Mairangi Art Centre and exhibit regularly with these galleries as well as having my own solo exhibitions from time to time.
I have been Secretary of PANZ since 2014 and enjoy attending the Conventions, meeting with the committee and writing up the minutes. My job is to write letters and emails are required during the year, to present the minutes at the AGM and to take notes in our committee meetings and at the forum during our annual conventions.
I have just retired from many years working as a librarian at Takapuna Library, Auckland. I am still working in my position as archivist for the Methodist Church but should have a little more time for my old roses and of course for pastels.