On leaving art school I worked as a designer of interior and exterior environments and one-off and bespoke furniture. I also worked extensively in colour consultation and as a decorative artist creating paint finishes for all manner of surfaces and applications, interior and exterior.

Once I started a family and I was able to begin to develop my own arts practice, I was primarily a painter.The skills and passion I had developed working with colour, informed, in many ways, the way I worked, and still does.

My practice began taking a new direction when I taught art in secondary schools and I was required to teach printmaking. Although printmaking had always held a magical allure for me I hadn’t had the opportunity to pursue it since a short spell in my first year at art school. Creating exemplars and teaching students was ample motivation to delve further into the world of printmaking.

Through attending workshops, connecting with like-minded people and working consistently at my arts practice, I aim to grow and find my own voice as an artist. I find that, as my skills and confidence grows, I am more able to work across disciplines and in a variety of media, always hungry to learn more and to try new things.

Having the opportunity to share my progress, my successes and failures, with an interested audience, helps to keep me focused and grounded while the process of writing about and presenting my thoughts in a coherent and legible manner helps to give my work purpose and direction.

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I am a current member of, and the Auckland/ Northland REP, for

PCANZ (Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand
PCANZ is a member run, national, non-profit organisation 
that promotes contemporary fine art printmaking.
Through workshops, exhibitions, collaborations and exchanges 
between members and national and international associations,
we foster a greater appreciation of printmaking
amongst our members and the wider community. 

I am also a current member of

Studio Printmakers Collective.
We are an independent, not-for-profit printmaking collective
run by practicing printmakers and artists since 1990.
We aim to provide a studio where printmakers can not only work 
but also gather to exchange ideas, hold workshops,
organise exhibitions and meet visiting local 
and international printmakers and tutors.


  1. Hi Toni
    I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed perusing your blog. Love your work ..... and I especially appreciate the generous way you share your explanations. Karen

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for the lovely feedback! Always so nice to know my ramblings are reaching people and being enjoyed. I'm way behind in writing some new blog posts - been working towards so many projects of late but when things quiet down a little I'll write up some of my latest projects so I hope you visit again. Best wishes!


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