NZ Tui Officer
I am an artist from Waitakere, and I paint birds wearing uniforms to suit their plumage and personalities. I have paintings in homes throughout New Zealand and internationally. Starting at age eleven I sold my first painting to the headmaster of my primary school. Since then I have had solo and group art exhibitions, won art awards, done multiple charity event fundraisers, a public live a painting demonstration in Real Groovy – Auckland, made paintings for published books as well as making paintings for the movie – ‘Bliss’ which featured on TV1’s Sunday Theatre programme. I enjoy subtly challenging viewers thoughts about everyday things. My art appears simple at first glance but there is a lot involved in behind the creation – lots of research and study, thinking and trialling. I like my work to have a balance of great skill, freshness of ideas while appearing effortless to paint. I need my art to give something back to the viewer and provide them with a good feeling and hopefully a smile.