Welcome to my art gallery!
These images are spanning the last two decades or so of my work, and show some of the variety of media that I’ve explored. I’m heavily influenced by the Italian Renaissance and Ancient Greece, and some pieces are my own versions of Michelangelo’s paintings or sculptures. I’ve been obsessed with these classical pieces for over two decades, I find great beauty in the human figure (plus it’s incredibly challenging to draw and paint the human form). Recently I’ve gotten very interested in the beauty of flowers and how delicate they are, as well as drawing inspiration from my four years living in Japan. I love experimenting with different media and different ways to use media – I love combining them in unexpected ways. I’ve experimented with textiles such as machine embroidery, beading, drawing with oil pastels onto fabric, hand-printing my drawings and colour photocopies onto silk scarves, and most recently I’ve ventured into cross stitch. I’ve also done a lot of work with chalk pastels and chalk & charcoal. I only started oil painting after graduating from Whitireia Polytechnic’s art program, which was ironic as I despised working with paint while studying. Recently I’ve moved to creating paintings digitally on my iPad as I can no longer physically draw and paint due to my injury (I can’t move my head or use my arms or shoulders to draw, just my wrists). I will be adding to the gallery from time to time. I will also continue to experiment with different media and ways to combine them (like my current project of transferring some of my drawings and paintings into cross stitch patterns). Of course now I have to work within my physical limitations, but that’s helping spur me to think of new innovative ways to create and use my art. Some of the paintings are available as cross stitch patterns, and they can be seen on my shop page. I welcome feedback and comments on any of my pieces, and I hope you enjoy my gallery! For a list of my exhibitions and media articles about my work, please go here.
Currently I’m working on some new counted cross stitch designs, below are some “teaser” images. These patterns will be released shortly on my shop page, and will be announced to my mailing list and on my Facebook and Twitter pages.