I am a self-taught artist from Aotearoa New Zealand’s South Island. I was born and raised for my first fifteen years in Nelson and spent a subsequent twelve years in Christchurch. I currently reside in Wellington and Whanganui. My ancestry is Maori (from Takaka) on my mother’s side and Scottish/Spanish on my father’s.
I have spent the last two decades exploring the expressive form of painting and I have been, to date, mostly an alternative artist, outside the gallery scene and showing in non-commercial spaces.
Having painted my way through Europe for a few years from 2003, my travels have helped me to observe and construct a narrative in my work. I have been looking, firstly, towards similarities and differences within the frame of my New Zealand identity and secondly, at how the New Zealand identity fits within the wider global context. I currently have works in collections in New Zealand, Spain, France, Italy and London.