I was nurtured in a household of enthusiastic artists and photographers. As a child I was always making something – looking for new ideas using paper or fabric or paints. Later photographing the beautiful New Zealand coastline instilled an intense awareness of the world around me.
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 find my photography to be a great resource for painting. My challenge is to find the essence of a scene - looking to simplify and refine the design. My style has been constantly changing and growing which is as it should be - life is always changing - and for the better of course.