Alethea Roche emigrated from Hong Kong in 1985.
Her teachers at school encouraged her love of painting, which began at a young age.She has received tuition from professional artists in Hong Kong, Christchurch and Auckland.
Alethea won awards for her watercolour and oil paintings at the Royal Easter Show. She also won People’s Choice at the 2011 “Art at the Estuary” Hibiscus Coast Hospice fundraising exhibition. One of her painting was chosen as the Top 10 finalists at Dunedin Art show 2018.
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 oil.
Her style is vibrant and cheerful, combining the lustre of oil with the technique of water-colour.
Apart from painting, she tutors children’s art programmes and assists his partner in running ‘Learn To Paint In One Day’ adult Workshop.