nz artist

I was born in Christchurch in 1977 with a love of animals and a gift for daydreaming.

I doodled my way through school, discovering a love of painting during high school.  Unfortunately after failing 5th form art and letting the self-doubts creep in I convinced myself art was only a career for a few talented people and art took a back seat for a few years.

I left school to work in an office and was quite settled until I caught the travel bug at 21 after my first overseas holiday to Australia.

I travelled around the UK and Europe for almost 3 years, working in pubs, horse riding stables, ski chalets and hiking chalets before the pull of home bought me back to Christchurch.

I completed a Bachelor of Environmental Management and Town Planning, met my husband and started a family.

4 years ago we made the move to Auckland for work opportunities and without a horse to ride I finally picked up my paint brushes and started painted horses instead of riding them.

I am a self-taught artist and my artwork is mainly acrylic equine paintings.  I also like to draw in black pen or charcoal and I make some other mixed media paintings incorporating pressed flowers and modelling clay.

Most of my work is displayed for sale at Karaka General Store and Café.


I take a number of commissions each year in either acrylic paint, charcoal or black pen.

Commissions require 6 to 8 weeks to complete and price is dependant on medium and size but is generally around $300.

Please get in touch to commission your special piece.


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