I came to Perth from New Zealand over twenty years ago and many of the New Zealand artists I grew up with continue to influence the style. Portraiture is a way to connect with someone. I usually paint someone I know as there is a history but I have also often approached someone I’ve seen that in that particular moment.
I was a Black Swan Portrait Prize finalist in 2016, a Doug Moran Portrait Prize semi- finalist in 2017 and winner the Belmont art awards in 2015.
I am mostly self-taught.