When I was 19, my interest in art and design took me to Australia to complete a Degree in Fashion Design at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). I graduated and worked for a year as a Computer-Aided Designer for the fashion industry, where I became fascinated by the possibilities of digital media.
I returned to university to do a Post-Graduate Diploma in Animation and Interactive Media, building on my art skills with a greater sense of narrative and animation. I then co-founded Nectarine, a Melbourne-based interactive design studio, and was director for over a decade.
Thirteen years ago I returned to NZ to settle in Carterton with my partner and kids. In the awe-inspiring landscape of the Wairarapa I’ve rediscovered my love of painting and have spent the last few years working with oil and wax.
Shape,texture and storytelling are an important part of my artwork which ever medium I’m working in. Currently the themes in my work revolve around exodus, voyage and arrival.
2018 Solo exhibition – Departures – Aratoi Museum of Art and History
2017 Marty Mural Walk – Mural at Margrain Vinyard
2017 Inclusion in Cold Wax Medium, a book by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin
2017 Group exhibition – Made in Wairarapa – Ventana
2016 Solo exhibition – Drift – Aratoi Museum of Art and History
2016 Winner Highly Commended – Friends of Aratoi Award
2016 Finalist – Friends of Aratoi Award
2015 Solo exhibition Fog of Horses – The Village Art Shop
2014 Finalist – Friends of Aratoi Award
2012 Group exhibition Fabulous Darling – Black Asterisk Gallery Auckland
2011 Finalist – Molly Morpeth Canaday Award
2010 Finalist – Molly Morpeth Canaday Award
2010 Mural for Holloway St, Carterton
2009 Finalist – Fab Wai Art Portrait Award, Carterton
2009 Winner – Yellow Pages phone book cover Wairarapa
2008 Finalist – Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award
2007 Highly Commended – Fab Wai Art Awards, Carterton