Creating art is a form of magic and it never ceases to surprise or interest me.
As a child I enjoyed creating something out of nothing; a doll's house from cardboard shoe boxes, a puppet from odds and ends, even wooden stilts from a broken piano.
I consider myself an experimental painter with no fixed style.
I like the freedom to discover things 'en route' allowing the process to retain its sense of fun and playfulness. Art for me is about limitless possibilities more than anything else.
If you were to search for a through line, I’d point to colour.
I prefer a warm palette but certainly don’t shy away from the bold and bright. Other commonalities would be thematic.
Cats have featured strongly in my past and I often try to capture their ‘catness’ in an expressionist manner. Likewise, nature has always been a place of solace for me; having lived in New Zealand for some time now, it’s flora and fauna often reoccurs in various projects - particularly the birds!
I have studied Design at the University of Otago and majored in Art at the Dunedin College of Education. I live in Dunedin, the "Deep South" of New Zealand.
My art has been exhibited and collected both domestically and internationally.
If you would like inquire about a commission, I'd love to hear from you.