I think if art is part of you it finds you at a very young age. Although I constantly drew and painted constantly as a child, I first took it seriously as a watercolor artist and started selling my work at eighteen alongside other full time work. I spent time in advertising pushing my brain to explore words and imagery and still enjoy the clever boundaries design and literature can push. The artistic pull was strong though and I chose to become a full-time artist in 1997. Although it can be such a rewarding, frustrating, joyous, terrifying occupation I can’t imagine not having it in my life. Although I have explored other subjects I am constantly drawn to the New Zealand landscape in it’s various guises.