Alethea’s teachers at school encouraged her love of painting, which began at a young age. Her style is vibrant and cheerful, combining the lustre of oil with the technique of water-colour. Having worked in the airline & travel industry for many years she has had the privilege of extensive overseas travel, capturing many images of the vibrancy of nature, which she has a passion to share with others, through the medium of paint.
Alethea won awards for her watercolour and oil paintings at the Royal Easter Show. She also won People’s Choice for one of her paintings at the 2011 “Art at the Estuary” Hibiscus Coast Hospice fundraising exhibition. In 2018, Alethea was among the Top 10 finalists in the Dunedin Art show.