I am a visual artist based in Rodney, North Auckland.
As an avid observer and prolific photographer, I draw upon a vast catalogue of visual notes and memories to create mostly abstract works.
I use a range of media to create paintings, collages, sculpture and object art and am passionate about colour, materials and the creative process.
Although I typically begin with a point of enquiry and research prior to commencing work, space is allowed for intuitive, gestural marks to play alongside more deliberate symbolic elements which form part of my growing visual vocabulary. External subjects frequently collide with psychological explorations to become "interiorscapes" on my chosen medium.
Capturing the energy and emotional response to my muse is always paramount in my practice.
After completing a BA in English and Sociology at the University of Auckland and a MA (Hons) degree in Sociology, I worked as a research analyst, journalist and later became the owner and director of a Fine Art gallery in Auckland which represented established New Zealand artists.
I have exhibited throughout New Zealand and my works are held in private collections nationally and internationally in the United States, Singapore, England and Australia.
Finalist - Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award, ArtsPost/Waikato Museum, 2016
Finalist Members' Merit Exhibition & Awards 2017 Lake House Arts, Takapuna, Auckland.
(wo)manpower - Interviews with 10 New Zealand women who are leading creative lives, following their dreams and inspiring others every day. Zine edited by ZR Southcombe, First edition November 2015.
Māori Television - Interview on Māori News January 20, 2016 discussing sculpture in the Under Kaipara Skies 2016 sculpture exhibition featuring NZ and international artists at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Auckland.
Artist Interview, Quirky Fox Gallery, Hawera (Taranaki), September 2016.
Guest blogger Parkin Drawing Prize website, April 17, 2017.
Featured artist interview in Creative Ripple Magazine (NZ); January, 2018.