I am a printmaker and collage artist from Auckland, New Zealand. I spent her childhood growing up in Melbourne, Australia and it was here where I fell in love with anything to do with art and creativity. I was quite happy to spend many hours drawing, painting and getting lost in my own imagination. So it was only natural that my career was going to lead onto a creative path. I trained as a graphic designer and over a span of 12 years I worked in advertising, brand identity, magazine and corporate design. It was during this time I also spent four years as a freelance designer in London. However a few years ago, I decided it was time to pursue my dream of becoming an artist.
Nature is my current under-lying theme explored throughout my artwork. The observations I record of the natural environment; colours, shapes and the intricacies of patterns are all incorporated into my artworks.
My collages are made up of multiple layers of my own botanical and abstract prints which have been printed onto thin papers. When pasted together, the different layers peek through. It is through this process of layer upon layer, covering up and scraping away, that the art work starts to take form.
Since pursuing my art full-time, I have been selected to exhibit for a number of group art shows throughout
Merit Award for Open themed 'Artistic revolution' - Royal Easter Art Show, Auckland, 2016
Merit Award for Mixed Media - Royal Easter Art Show, Auckland, 2016
2nd prize for Mixed Media - Franklin Arts Festival, 2014
Merit Award for Mixed Media - Royal Easter Art Show, Auckland, 2013