The NZ landscape is used as a vehicle to express the physical attributes of my subject: the evolving identity of New Zealand as a nation.
With the themes of migration, people's changing relationship with the natural environment, and how history is remembered and recorded, playing an important role. New Zealand’s history provides a rich resource for me, with its related stories including, old photographs, diaries, drawings, and objects in museum collections.
Inspired by the contemplative effects created by Rothko with his layering of colour, I work with an extra fine Maimeri paint imported from Italy. Its high concentration of pigment allowing multiple layers of paint that result in the atmospheric and moody works I have become known for.