Dick Frizzell MNZM is one of New Zealand's best known and most versatile painters. He studied at the Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury from 1960 to 1963 and then had a long career in advertising. Alongside his career as a painter, Frizzell is also the highly sought-after designer of a range of products from toys to wine. He is the author of Dick Frizzell: The Painter (Random House NZ, 2009) and It's All About the Image (Random House NZ, 2011). Dick exhibits regularly and often works in collaborations with writers and other artists. He lives in Auckland with this wife, Jude.