My work is influenced by the natural world and that is always in my mind I suppose when I approach a blank canvas or sheet of paper. Often things end up looking like a landscape, or a natural form. It is the feeling of the place – the wind and the rain and the sun, or the feeling of a tree trunk when you touch it that I want to try and capture.
I was part of the 2020 Whanganui Open Studio. It was the first time I had participated, and it was with some trepidation I opened the studio doors to visitors. It was a great success for many reasons – good conversations about all things arty, praise for my work and plenty of pieces went off to new homes. It is an intense weekend, but well worth it.