“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. I work in a variety of media; oil and acrylic, mixed media and oilsticks.
Alongside painting I also create contemporary textile art pieces using a variety of techniques including, weaving, stitching and felting. My artwork is 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.