about the artist

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I like to mix painting techniques that, in the same frame, suggest a lens on time. I use conceptual and physical motifs to hint at other ways of seeing.

Line work tickles my fancy and features heavily, with elements like hair used as storytelling devices. Repeating and punctuated line-scapes abstractly plot narrative and character, the subject’s way of being and relevant context.

The surface is of especial interest to me. I often use found objects such as old metal with typography and defects that I work with and weave into the work. The past purposes of these surfaces illuminate one of my central themes: verifying the passage of time.

I’m from Manawatu in New Zealand’s North Island, and after 15 years working in London, now live and work in New Plymouth.