About

I’m a multi-disciplinary artist who makes work in painting, writing, craft, zines, and photography.

PHOTOGRAPHY
I love exploring my own backyard, and discovering the fascinating flora & fauna that call it home, or finding interesting patterns, textures, and intimate scenes that might easily be overlooked. I venture a little further afield, seeking landscapes and scenic views in my local area. Aotearoa/New Zealand is home to unique wildlife, and I am passionate about sharing their stories – and their value – through my work.

ZINES
What I describe as ‘the lo-fi end of self-publishing’, zines are my favourite form of publishing. My most popular series, the “Alert Level” lockdown zines, are a newsletter-style perzine that reflects on my experience of lockdown here in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The series has been acquired by several libraries/universities as part of their Covid-19 collections. I also have some mini-zines available from time to time.

PAINTING
My paintings fall largely into two categories – deeply personal & symbolic work that reflects my inner workings, and vibrant & energetic paintings inspired by my expansive cottage garden. I currently work primarily with gouache on wood or paper, for its bold colours and low environmental footprint. I love painting small, with many of my works just 10x10cm or smaller, though I occasionally branch out into larger pieces.

Contact

Highlight Reel

2022
Empty Vessels joint exhibition with Artemis Jones, Christchurch Arts Centre
Photograph published in SIZL summer zine

2020
Shortlisted in the Otago Museum Photography Awards

2018
Highly Commended in Books As Art Exhibition, Dunedin
Guest speaker at Hamilton Zinefest & featured in the Waikato Times

2017
Published I Am A Writer, You Can’t Cure A Witch’s Curse, and Nature
Participating Artist at Auckland Arts Festival
Featured in Eastlife Magazine

2016
Double finalist for Best Youth Novel in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards
Solo painting exhibition Broken/Beautiful at Youthline Art Gallery, Auckland
Published I Am An Artist, Heroes and Beyond the End of the World
NZ Book Festival Committee Member
Exhibited at Auckland Art Week

2015
Published The Caretaker of Imagination, Secrets, and Lucy’s Story: The End of the World
Exhibited at Auckland Art Week

2014
Published What Stars Are Made Of

Member of:
Birds New Zealand, Otago Eastern Districts Camera Club, Nature First, Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust, and Forest & Bird.