about the artist
I mostly use Biro Pen and pencil for my drawings, complementing certain parts with a splash of watercolour paint. Drawing is such an accessible form of art - I love how I can just grab a pen and paper and take it anywhere. I am influenced heavily by the beautiful places that I live on or have had the joy of visiting. Many of my images feature my favourite places and this gives me a really good excuse to take frequent ‘inspiration’ road trips. Luckily in my day job as a physiotherapist I travel great distances; mostly in the Coromandel and have time to form my next piece in my head as I go. I enjoy tapping into the culture, people and activities of the places I visit and also have an interest in cartography and geography and often use a map to plan out the composition of a drawing.
I seek to portray the world through my eyes that I cannot quite capture with my mediocre photography skills – By this I mean to recreate the feel of the place that I draw, I do however tend to draw how I would like to see things.
I am also building my own, slightly rustic frames from recycled wood, pallets and old window frames, you will see these on my original works.