I was born in
Raetihi 1958, attended Raetihi Primary School and Whanganui
Girls College. The Brown family has a long history with
Raetihi and surrounding area.
After working in the IT Industry for
more than 20 years I decided to change direction and studied
Computer Animation and associated fields for two years. This
led to an appreciation of the Visual Image and Photography and
a decision to take photography more seriously.
Raetihi is a wild and beautiful part
of New Zealand. Growing up here has left me with a love of the
countryside and natural environment.
Now living in Pukekohe, I always enjoy
visits back to the area.
Photography, derived from Greek words
meaning “writing with light,” is a method of being able to
capture what is seen; to best convey the emotion of the
moment. When people look at a particular scene, each can see
things quite differently. In my photography, I capture what I
Photography allows me to share
this with others.
When I venture out to capture the
dawn, all is defined by light and shade. The evening light is
just as special. All days differ; the light may capture and
define as different object each day. I can visit an area many
times and each time see light and shade in a different way. It
is my privilege is to understand and record this. Every
picture I takes is a new challenge and an opportunity to
express the landscape and my interpretation of it. It is a joy
to get up and greet the dawn.
My work has been acknowledged by
winning the PSNZ Matamata Cup 2008, the Auckland Royal Easter
Show 2009 and 2010 Champion Print of Show, Franklin Arts
Festival 2009. This year some of my work was selected for the