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>>Unapologetic Colour<<

I am a New Zealand-born artist, and I have been living in Melbourne since 2014. I paint from my home studio in Werribee. I create extremely vibrant contemporary artworks that draw inspiration from both nature and my suburban surroundings. My work combines my life in Australia, memories of New Zealand, feelings of daydreams, youth, being in nature, and my mind's conflicting love of both order and mess. My artworks play with the contrast between patterns and disarray, with an aim of “happy balanced chaos” in each finished piece. I use my art as a way of conceptualising complex emotions in a positive way.

I discovered and fell in love with botanical watercolour following a course at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne in 2016. Late 2018 brought about a transition for me, with my artistic focus moving from highly detailed botanical works, to abstract works that explode with colour.

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Education

Mainly self-taught contemporary visual artist. Botanical watercolour classes - Helen Burrows, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, April 2016. Certificate in Fashion Studies, Otago Polytechnic (NZ) 2007. Advanced Certificate in Fashion Studies, Otago Polytechnic (NZ) 2007

Exhibitions

Group Show - Little River Art Exhibition 2018

Press

Frankie Magazine, Issue 79

Influences

Suburban environments, colour, nature, animals, water, patterns, repetition, repetition.

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