Im a mum of 2, a self taught artist and art lover from Waikuku, North Canterbury, New Zealand.
I draw. I paint. I scribble. I search for the tiny details.I am often inspired by my own experiences in life as a daughter, sister, wife, friend and mother.
To me it’s all about just doing the art. The more I do, the more I am learning. Both about myself, and about what I can do with a pencil or brush and paint 🙂 Over the years I have painted and drawn a number of different subjects including landscapes, and still lifes, but always find myself returning to drawing and painting people. I have recently returned to my first love of drawing with pencils. To capture the emotion and movement in the human form is something that I find incredibly rewarding.I have enjoyed exploring a number of different mediums over the years including pencil, charcoal (White and black) acrylic paint, pastels, acrylic inks and more recently watercolours as well. I am truly enjoying the way that my work is evolving as I experiment with each new medium.
I have been a member of the Waikuku Artists Incorporated(WAI) since 2010 and first exhibited with them in February 2011. In 2014 I made the decision to stop thinking of my art as a hobby and set up my Facebook page, and started to spend more time developing my skills, exhibited more often, and started taking on commissions.
In October 2017 I was interviewed by post-grad journalism student Bianca Dryden for one of her assignments which you can read here to learn a bit more about me:
I hope you enjoy this slideshow showcasing some of my artworks over the years