I am an artist living and working from my home studio just out of Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Flora and fauna have always held a fascination for me, one that can be explored in so many different ways. As a child I foraged on the many beaches and hill walks with my Dad, and I'd arrive home with pockets full and the footwell of the car littered with found treasures - nothing much has changed!
Nature has always found a way into the art I create and with cyanotype printing, there is a wild alchemy at play which has forced me to let go and follow the process.
I still like to add elements of control; introducing structure with watercolour graphite, details in ink or altering the printing solution and exposure to light. The rest is up to the natural chemistry of the plants.
Working with the seasons, both in terms of light and specimens, there is an element of fragility, that time is of the essence, and I love that this can take a piece in unexpected directions, revealing endless possibilities in the original cyanotype I produce.
The art I produce is available as prints and in its original form and I also welcome bespoke work. So, if you would like to commission a one-of-a-kind piece, please get in touch.