- Acrylic painting
- Mixed Media
- Visual Arts
- Visual arts education
- Water Colour
I am a creative practitioner and a part time academic staff member at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology teaching on the Bachelor of Creative Industries degree. My art practice ranges from printmaking, drawing, assemblage and painting, all of which have featured in solo and group shows around New Zealand.
My work investigates themes of adoption, guardianship and appropriation – taking elements of existing imagery and re-placing them in awkward, misplaced and reimagined worlds. There is an underlying sense of nostalgia and tension between past and present where space, time and identity are separated on a stark background.
I work in the space between drawing and painting, dry-brush and wax pencil works on canvas evoking memories of blackboards or schoolhouse slates. I use a mostly monochrome palette – where colour is used it is subtle and sparse.
I am fully committed to the arts as a necessary element to our lives, and am always available for collaborations, critique and any chance to learn.
I work from my studio in Te Puna, and works can be viewed by appointment.