By way of introduction, I am a teacher of acrylic painting, book art and paper arts. I grew up in New Zealand and spent many childhood holidays in Lyttelton. In my teenage years I spent time in Christchurch and partied with the young people from Pyne Gould Guinness, so the recent earthquake is constantly on my mind. I have lived in England, Italy, and Jersey, C.I. before settling in Australia in 1978.