In this series I have chosen soft contrasts of grey and blue with accents of colour to reflect the different moods and changes in weather, time of day and season.
Inspired by places and events like a yachting Regata or depicting feelings like hot sand and cool water - I imagine the scene before me from a narrative perspective.
I apply layers of transparent oil paint on a very smooth canvas, I find this gives my painting hidden depths.
I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and for a time worked in the city. While I loved the commercial buzz I was also able to develop my creative side by studying Interior Design at ATI. Later I helped the family set up a florist business.
It’s a path that eventually led me to study full time at The Learning Connection in Wellington achieving a Diploma of Art and Creativity and I’ve been extending my art practice since then.
I carefully chose the colours for each subject hoping to bring out their individuality and unique characteristics.
Influenced by stories told of my great grandfather's connection with Kew Gardens and my own florist experience, I felt the need to express my inherited love of nature.