Currently my work is very much like a page in my diary. My work recently explores themes including frailty and rejuvenation, inspired by the birth of my daughter. My daughter was born with a rare kidney disease and one day she will need a kidney transplant. I explore the dichotomy that exists in organ transplantation; that life may only continue, in the death of another. New Zealand has very low numbers of organ donors, so my work “advertises” the need for donors.

I use brain meme theory to aid in the creation of my works. My work is created a number of ways including collage, painting, printmaking and drawing. I love to find vintage or anatomical images that interest me and use them in my work. Through the selection and arrangements of the images, re-combination’s utilizing whole or parts, I actively seek to create new symbols within an artwork, thus new meaning and ideas.

Before teaching for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, I was an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University. There I specialized in teaching perspective and figure drawing. My experiences also include teaching in New Zealand and South Korea.

I have a Masters in Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking from Georgia Southern University and a Bachelor in Art Education from Waikato University in New Zealand.

  • Joined: November 2009


Inspired! Criticisms please.

I’m so inspired by all the positive feedback. I’m off to make as much work as I humanly can. / I also welcome criticism…I need that just as much. This will help me figure out what isn’t working…or what I can do to make stronger art and become a better artist. / My life long goal is to make strong powerful art! I know I have along way to go yet. / Well here I go……
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Today I was rejected form the PHD program at Auckland University….Apparently “I am not ready to undertake advanced level research in the field of fine art.” / What is good art?
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