Masters in Fine Art, Wimbledon School of Art, London 2004
Bachelor of Art, Otago University N.Z.

Double major in Design and Art History, 1994-1997



Awards/ Competitions:

2019 Best Contemporary award at the Queenstown Art awards.

2019 Merit award at the Autumn Arts Festival

2016-19 Christchurch Art Show top 10 artists

2016 Aspiring Art Awards Finalist N.Z

2011 2013 2015 Central Otago Art awards Finalist N.Z.
2008 First prize, Dunedin Art Awards N.Z. 
2006 First prize Hope and Sons Art Awards Dunedin,  N.Z
2004 Wimbledon Art School Drawing prize 2nd U.K.
1999 'The Artist' magazine 2000 competition 2nd place, U.K.
1997 Mainland Art awards finalist, N.Z.
1997 Wearable Art awards finalist, N.Z.



Collections:

Dunedin Public Library

National Bank of New Zealand Collection, N.Z.
Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Collection, U.K.
Logica Collection, U.K.
Herbert Smith, London, U.K.
Chambers of Christopher Symons QC and
John Jarvis QC, Verulam Buildings, London, U.K.
Steptoe Johnson and Rakison, London, U.K.
Zinfandels Restaurant Guildford, Weybridge and Chobham, U.K.


Exhibitions (selected)

2019 Melbourne Art Fair

2019 Carrick Winery

2018 Mt Dificulty Winery

2019 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

2019 Hoglunds glass art Gallery , Cromwell

2018 A muster of Artists, Central stories gallery Alexandra

2018 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong

2014-18 Christchurch Art Fair

2014 Mint Gallery, Dunedin, NZ

2014 Frontroom Gallery Queenstown, NZ

2013-2005 annual, Hullabaloo Art Space, Cromwell, N.Z
2012 on multiple years  Central Otago Art Awards

2014 Kereru Gallery, Nelson

2013 Wellington Art Fair

2013 Hullabaloo Art Space Winter show

2013 Fluid, Queenstown



I live and work in Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand.

Concepts of time and change along with how we interact with our environment are current explorations.

 

"I enjoy the more poetic qualities of our relationship with our surroundings,  I see nature as not separate from us but as part of a complex inter-relationship".

Movement through space and time is relative and dynamic, as we change so does everything around us.

I use a video  camera to gather information on a subject. Back in the studio I project the video and draw and paint  simultaneously to create a feeling of time and movement within a frame.

 “My paintings create a narrative, every space has a story, a history of movement, a past , a present and a future”.

In some works I engrave on layers of glass in front of the paintings. The engraved lines and the distance of the glass from the painting adds a 3 dimensional aspect to the pieces. The artworks change depending upon light / shadows cast and angle of viewing. The use of glass not only protects the painting behind but extends the idea of the frame itself. The glass creates reflections of the viewer and their own surrounding, including them into the work itself.

And on the sculptures:

Structures that are fragile, delicate yet strong.

Balanced between the here and now and the why and when.

My environment defines me , I exist in its light and in its shadows, morphed by it, you, them.

I’m made of steel, purposed for other reasons, reshaped and reformed.

I will age, rust, wrinkle and change. I will mature and gain a patina that proved I lived,

I existed, I exist.

 

My family and I live on a vineyard and produce wine under the label CERES. We run a cellar door and gallery from our home. www.cereswines.co.nz This is currently closed for the winter.

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