My grandmother taught me harakeke weaving at a young age. This taught me the joy of making things with my hands and ignited my love of creativity. I started painting while living in Los Angeles USA when I became friends with a local artist. She taught me the fundamentals of painting and it quickly became a passion. I have painted ever since and it is a focal point in my life.
These days I work from a studio in my home in Onehunga, Auckland.
I love designing artworks and seeing them come to life on the canvas. Vibrant colours inspire me as well as decorative patterns and native birds. My art is shown in group exhibitions around the country and in recent years I have been painting outdoor murals around Auckland.
I like to support charities with my art so regularly donate works to SPCA for their stores. I also painted a whale tail sculpture for WWF for their fundraiser in 2022. Mine was displayed outside Kelly Tarlton’s in Mission Bay then auctioned off to raise money to save whales. I have recently painted a donation dog for Blind and Low Vision which will soon be on show on Auckand’s waterfront and then auctioned to raise money for guide dogs. Watch this space for more details.
My art is currently available at Land & Sea Gallery, Devonport, Auckland and Wharf Gallery, Raglan.