About

Hi there, I'm a multi disciplinary artist based on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Pencil is my primary tool, which I use to create intricate drawings full of texture and detail.

I also work in charcoal, pastel and colour pencil.

I'm currently experimenting with watercolours and oils. The human figure, fabric and the ocean are some of my favourite subjects. I like to encourage the viewer to take a closer look at the everyday with detailed drawings of an otherwise mundane slab of concrete, or close cropping of faces. 

I also work with hard stone. My small sculptures and jewellery are crafted from stone I have found, collected or traded when I travel, and from home where I collect stone from the local beaches. I carve jade, sodalite, argillite (my favourite), beach pebbles, greywacke and many more. I studied hard stone carving at the Tai Poutini Polytechnic in Greymouth, NZ. That was around 2001 and I've been carving ever since. 

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