I started painting in 2005 when my family and I moved to Brightwater (near Nelson, NZ). This move was like a homecoming, after being away from Nelson for half my life. In late 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, oilsticks, pastels) by building up layers of texture and depth. I find inspiration in every day places; the coast, plains, our view of the mountains and hills. As I paint I let the painting develop, trying not to influence the outcome, but rather letting each painting evolve on its own. My paintings are based on memories of these places and my concern for preserving our natural environment.
Alongside painting I also create contemporary textile art pieces using a variety of techniques including, weaving, stitching and felting.
My paintings are in private collections throughout New Zealand, Australia, USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland and South Africa. I am an award-winning designer of wearable art creations; Nouveau Design Awards and WoolOn Creative Fashion Event.
If you would like to purchase any of the available paintings, or textile art works on this site, please contact me for a shipping quote.
Thank you and enjoy!