I am a New Zealand artist currently based in Christchurch. I returned to New Zealand recently after 4 and a half years in Melbourne, where I gained Master of Fine Arts by Research from Monash University. My work is primarily based in portraiture as I feel it is the ideal lens through which to observe, reflect and comment upon contemporary life. The Wish You Were Here project is a portait of Christchurch, capturing the city as it is right now, at this rapidly changing present moment.
During my time in Australia I was among the 16 nationally selected artists to be exhibited in SafARI 2012, the Sydney Artist Run Spaces unofficial fringe to the Sydney Biennale. I was twice a finalist in Australia's richest art award, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, 2011 and 2012, the first time an entirely hand-painted 'animated painting,' presented digitally, has been accepted into a traditional painting show. My works have been shown on Australia’s largest public screen in Federation Square, and at the Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Examples of my work can be seen at