Current work is exploring ideas of craft, decoration and the domestic context of art. Geometric structures are over-layed with translucent images of flowers to explore pattern, rhythm and traditional ideas of beauty and visuality.
I am also working on landscape images that delve into the history and cultural significance of the geography as well as addressing my connection to Western traditions of landscape painting.
This is a continuation of an interest in the craft and traditions of painting, exploring the ideologies of historic modes of painting and questioning the place of those values in contemporary culture.
15.05.2015 Treasured Art, Ingham Sears, Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
29.10.2011 Objective Art Awards, Mangere Arts Centre, New Zealand
24.04.2010 Preambles and Perambulations, Charles Dickens Museum, London
26.02.2010 Te Awanui. Solo exhibition, Fisher Brown Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
04.12.2009 (N)Everland, The Nunnery, London
28.11.2009 As The World Turns, Tooting Bec, London
03.09.2009 Creed is Good, Acquire Arts, London
28.08.2009 Bethlehem College Art Exhibition, Tauranga, New Zealand
27.06.2009 Kingston on the Edge Arts Festival, Kingston, Jamaica
23.03.2009 Easter Group Show, NKB Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
22.01.2009 Toku Ipukarea, solo exhibition, Fisher Brown Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
04.09.2008 Wimbledon College of Art MA show
07.03.2008 Approaches to What? The Nunnery, London
11.02.2008 Deutsche Postbank, City of London
05.01.2008 Influence group exhibiton, Bath
2004 COEX, AUT St Paul St Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2004 Eclectic Collection 2004, Mt Eden Framers Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2004 Autumn Collection 2004, Mt Eden Framers Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2007 - 2008 Wimbledon College of Art
Master of Fine Art: Painting.
2002 - 2004 Auckland University of Technology
Bachelor of Art and Design.
1995 Auckland Institute of Technology
Certificate of Art and Design Intermediate.
1994 Elam School of Fine Arts,
Summer School, Auckland.