The stories behind a face
The common thread that influences all my creative work is ‘stories’. Reading, telling and re-telling tales has always been an integral part of my life, from my love of reading and making up fantasy worlds when I was young, to illustrating children’s books, to my continuing passion for mythology, history and legends.
Portraits are the main subject for my artwork because I am drawn to faces. A person’s face is like the cover of a book, concealing years’ worth of stories all intricately entwined to weave the fabric of who they are. In every human there are countless strands, love, hope, pain, fear, friendship, and a face is the doorway for the greatest and most complex tale of all.
A woman of vibrancy - pastel (2020, sold)
Pastel (2018, sold)
The Green Lady (based on the work of
Vladimir Tretchikoff - pastel (2017, sold)
Wahine - painted with the guidance of Tui (2017)
(this work is not based on a real person)
Grandfather Fox - pastel (2018, sold)