I was born into a remote settlement of Kowai Bush in the Southern Alps of new Zealand.
I spent difficult times to forty years of age
before I was drawn to the works of Carl Jung and his theory on the Collective Unconscious.I came to honour my creative life exploring themes on Alchemy,Archetypes,Astrology, Dreams, Mythology,Symbolism and the I Ching to name a few. I integrated these themes unconsciously into my artwork and in doing so became my own therapist. I see myself as a dream (body) and colour(therapist) using the medium (paint) as a transporter.
I have always been drawn to the spiritual and mystical and with my new understanding in Jungian thought, I understood myself as a Shamanic Artist and channel for the ancient stories, resurrecting the lost Goddess in many cultures and merging this into my self taught artwork.
This is a twenty year visual diary of my own personal journey into the deeper layers of the human psyche.Being an archaeological explorer of the inner life I hope to illuminate my own healing and share my visions.
I have found artists and writers that inspire my journey e.g. Georgia O`keeffe,Susan Boulet Seddon,Leonor Fini,Frida Kahlo, Dr. Clarissa Estes`, Carolyn Myss, Carl Jung and Robert Johnson.