Shared Lines: Christchurch / Sendai exhibiting artist
Without you, Oil on board, 2012
2010: University of Canterbury: Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Hons,
2005: St Hilda’s Collegiate School, Dunedin
Entre chien et loup is a multi layered French expression which in a many ways articulates the atmosphere of my paintings. It is used to describe the specific time of day, just before night where the light is so dim that you can’t distinguish the dog from the wolf. It is not all about the levels of light but also expresses the limit between the familiar and the comfortable versus the unknown and the dangerous. It is an uncertain threshold between hope and fear.
I am interested in the luminous, the ambiguous, and the immediacy of the painterly encounter. I think of my paintings as mindscapes that reference romantic landscapes and touch on ideas of temporality, vulnerability, and courage.