- Object & Craft
- Visual Arts
- Painting, mixed media, watercolour, sculpture, prop maker, set design
I was born in Te Awamutu and spent my early years in Te Pahu, situated at the base of the Pirongia Mountains. At age twelve we moved to the Western Bay of Plenty, where I continue to live and work today.
In 2008 I completed a Diploma in Visual Art at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and was awarded, top student. I continued my art studies at Waiariki Institute of Technology in 2010 and went on to achieve a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2011.
My art practice is strongly connected to my craft-based past, having previously worked with a variety of art forms and materials. As an artist who is driven by experimentation, it is a curiosity that drives me to explore and push boundaries. Abstract for me is mesmerizing and compelling, a place where colours merge, patterns develop, and forms appear – Art can tell us about the world we live in, make us feel more profoundly, think more intelligently, and stimulate the senses.
My work has been selected for various art awards and featured in exhibitions around the country. I have worked in numerous roles as a gallery assistant, curator/artist advisor for a community gallery, and as Art Director/prop maker and member of the development team for the Tarnished Frocks and Divas show.