Working from my home studio-come-workshop in Western Springs, central Auckland, NZ, I am eternally inspired by colour, texture, pattern and form in the natural environment. Common themes in my work include my love for the natural environment, explorations of environmental concerns and a fascination for the strong ties that come with connections to "place".
Although I work with many media, printmaking holds the greatest allure for me because it allows me to be spontaneous, experimental and playful in my work, and to let go of my “perfectionist” tendencies. It is also a great starting point to spring off into using other media and processes as the inspiration and imagination demands. I tend to start with an idea of what and why, and then allow the choice of media and processes to follow to best express my intentions. My work often strays off the beaten track into creating unique artists books, mini dioramas and other, often sculptural, creations.
How did I get here?
Developing my practice
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I am a life member of,
and the current Auckland/ Northland REP, for
PCANZ (Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand
PCANZ is a member run, national, non-profit organisation
that promotes contemporary fine art printmaking.
Through workshops, exhibitions, collaborations and exchanges
between members and national and international associations,
we foster a greater appreciation of printmaking
amongst our members and the wider community.