I have been painting for about 14 years, my studio is in Tairua
I am drawn to painting themes strongly inspired by different cultures, (I had very strong varied cultural influences growing up), along with sun, surf, nature. I found the koru (spiral) was a prominent feature that emerged in almost all my paintings. It became my feature symbol in most of my early artworks, along with strong ‘ocean’ themes, which evolved into oceanic creatures, especially since moving to the beach.
Lately the call of the ‘inner goddess’ has taken me down a path of the ‘female’ and symbolically incorporating intuitive marks, nature, animals & symbols to infuse the energy of what I am trying to convey. I use my intuition to create with very little pre-planning.
Inspiration is all around me, I literally breathe it in on a daily basis. I am constantly inspired by the majestic mountains to the west and the wild surf beach to the east. “My art has developed and evolved immensely, with a somewhat ‘other worldly’ feel to it…at first it was totally experimental both in expression and technically, now it is certainly still very experimental, (I love being in the moment, no planning and just seeing what evolves on the canvas), but I have developed a certain style that seems to appear, whether consciously or not.I am a professional artist living in Tairua. New Zealand. I have been painting for around 14 yrs.
I ship worldwide.
I also have prints, calendars, coasters & guidance cards available.
My studio is open by appointment only.
I also hold workshops on site for 1-3 people. Accommodation onsite if you are travelling.
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