My work life

As this website testifies, cooking and eating food are some of my life’s greatest pleasures, but when I am not doing those things I have a rich and varied work life that I love. This includes:

Fine art

This is a fern print that I made as a part of a larger body of work exploring NZ flora and fauna. I love printmaking; the practical skills involved, the precision, the excitement when you turn the paper over and see the print for the first time.


Exhibition curation

I have worked in the gallery sector since 1992, curating exhibitions, managing gallery spaces and caring for pieces of artwork large and small. I love to tell the stories, to join the dots and make connections and conversations between different pieces of work.

Food photography

Having written and published two books, Coromandel Flavour and Coastal, I’ve had the opportunity to upskill and use my food photography for magazines, books and promotional purposes.

Object Photography

This image is of a ceramic work by Louis Kittleson, a local potter. He recently used a series of photographs I took to enter the Portage Awards, a premier ceramic competition in NZ. He was a finalist and the judges loved his work and commended him on the quality of his photography.

Graphic Design and Illustration

This is the new logo for Mana Retreat Centre that I recently designed, as part of a re-branding exercise I was involved in. The logo is now being used on a new website and a whole host of other printed matter.


I am happy to provide you with more information about any of the things that I do in my varied work life.
I try to bring the same passion and enthusiasm that I have for food into everything I do!

If you would like to work with me, I am happy to chat anytime. Just contact me using the contact page.


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