I started painting in 2005 when my family and I moved to Brightwater near Nelson, and in 2011 we moved to Mahana where I am enjoying the luxury of having a dedicated studio space.
I am inspired by the landscape and my emotional response to it. My paintings are intuitive, abstract landscapes created using various media (oils, acrylics, oil sticks, pastels) by building up layers of texture and depth. I find inspiration in every day places – the coast, plains, our view over the mountains and hills. As I paint I let the painting develop, and let each painting evolve. My paintings are based on memories of these places and my concern for preserving our natural environment.
My paintings are in private collections throughout New Zealand, Australia, the USA, UK, Switzerland and South Africa. I am also an award winning designer of wearable art creations, Nouvea Design Awards and WoolOn Creative Fashion Event.