Based in the beautiful rural village of Upper Moutere (near Nelson, New Zealand) & surrounded by vineyards, hop farms, orchards and country gardens it will come as no surprise that my work is largely inspired by nature.
I love nothing more than foraging for wildflowers or
When working in my studio near the heart of the Village you'll find me surrounded by threads, linen, paint & plant books amongst my other collected treasures & inspiration.
Stitched Paintings is the term I use to describe my style of work. The process flows like this...I paint blank pieces of linen in abstract washes then add botanical/illustrative details in with acrylic paint/gouache/ink , finally I add texture through stitch. Coming to stitch as a mixed media artist I have taught myself a variety of embroidery techniques which probably don't follow traditional embroidery guides but work for the kind of mark making I enjoy creating.
Stitch for me has become a bit of an obsession which marries my love of detail, color, texture and allows hours of quiet reflection and Netflix binge watching.
If you're interested in purchasing my work or colaborating you can do that via my international sales agent Greenhouse Interiors Australia. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
To enquire about workshops or get more information about my work you are welcome to email me directly: email@example.com