A self-taught artist throughout most of my adulthood, it wasn’t until I made the career changing decision to follow my artistic passion in 2012 that led me to formal tertiary studies – graduating with my Bachelor of Fine Arts through the Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design (Auckland) at the end of 2016.
As an artist and creative my practice is varied. Because I enjoy the physical nature of making and experimenting with a variety of materials, my work is often process based – as is visible in much of my printmaking. I don’t like to limit myself to any one particular medium or genre although painting, drawing and printmaking remain my favoured outlets for expression! (I’m also hardly ever without a camera, as I’m a natural Magpie and inspiration is often found in the most unusual places!).
Because art is often the result of a huge amount of research, thought and experimentation, I simply want to create something which is meaningful (for me) but which also hopefully might question, connect and speak to the viewer, no matter who they are.
“Art has the ability to communicate where words cannot.”