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.