My story starts on a little farm in New Zealand, shaped by rolling green hills, and countless hours of sketching.
As the youngest of four in a family with one income, toys were minimal, and this instilled a wonderful ingenuity in me.
Due to a deep love of travel, and a passion for experiencing new things, I have lived in London, New York, Florida, and now the San Francisco Bay Area, which is alive with artistic inspiration.
My passion for palette knife painting is greatly influenced by my surroundings. One of the best things about being an artist is the perspective it gives you on everyday things.
I can often be spotted trying to capture a photo of a random scattering of wildflowers that grow so prolifically here in California. On an evening walk, I'm often looking up at the dappled light filtering through the tree canopy, figuring how to capture the form with my knives.
I like to people watch, urban sketch, and I also love to paint Plein Air (outside). When I can't do this, I stay alert to paint worthy moments, photograph them, and explore them later in the studio,
So Thanks for looking at my shop, please feel free to ask me any questions. I paint many smaller paintings, as I am a 'daily painter'. It's in my DNA. Most of my paintings can be scaled larger, so if you see a painting that you would like a different size, please message me to discuss options.
Thanks for stopping by, and welcome to my world of color!