Influences and inspiration
I am a proud Kiwi and am inspired by our beautiful country, exploring themes of New Zealand, and it’s flora and fauna.
Port Charles inspires a lot of my work in the Coromandel, New Zealand. My family are from this area, and I grew up holidaying here as a child with my extended family. I have so many happy memories there, it’s my happy place. From our native birds, the Tuis and Fantails to the beautiful flora Kowhai and Pohutukawa, this area is being replenished with a lot of New Zealand native species.
My daughter Halle also inspires my work, she is 12 and is so free and experimental with her art. She always pushes me to explore new things and techniques.