There is something very finite about placing a frame around an artwork. The frame gives a border to an artwork, a space between what is real and what is not real. A window to the soul, the setting of a jewel. Up until the Abstract Expressionists did away with them, possibly due to it's old world thinking and the need for a new vernacular. Artworks became a frame-less portal on the wall. Finding a little treasure like this brass frame in a second hand store is nothing short of a magical adventure, a step back in time. A collector has asked me to create a frame for her painting, wether to create a digital piece which reflects our time, or to create a traditional one by hand because in an age of 3d maybe it is creating a statement to rebel and make somehing   It gives the painting a different context, as did placing a cloud within a box as with my previous series Keepsak ...

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First created in 2014, the ocean wave series, etched by the wind has evolved from an idea to a reality. Just look at that incredible detail. Ready for the NZ Art Show. A little insight into the process involved in creating a piece like ‘etched by the wind’ My final year of study thesis looked at the way art could embrace both traditional and modern mediums. A highly unique methodology has been researched and developed to create this engaging art piece. A hybrid of traditional and contemporary art practices, this piece culminates both eras of art making. In collaboration with my vfx husband Ronnie, the software utilised to create the waves structures, allows for complex patterns, not easily formed by hand given natures intricacies, but possible with the advent of the computer married with mathematics. Driven by complex mathematical algorithms which are based in statistical mo ...

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  Commission in progress, 'along the road of dreams'. The inspiration for this piece is again capturing a painting that feels like a recollection or memory. Giving dream like qualities to the paint texture and sunrise colours. Morning light is unlike any other light during the day, both symbolically and literally. The prospects of a new day, a new dawn, a chance to try again. This painting, like a lot of others, chooses when it wants to show up. Some days that energy of the muse is there and others she's away on holidays. Those days are great for reading and sketching ideas. This one sort of appeared on her own, at times it really does feel like you are a vessel for something other than yourself, and you are the transcriber. A client had asked for a particular painting that has already sold, while recreating it and struggling to render the same painting, this one decided to s ...

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  Latest painting, fresh off the easel. A 'dapple of sunlight' on the face of the water. Water is a wonderful metaphor for emotions. The play of light, on the edge of realism and abstraction, this series seeks to evoke the movement of light, fractured light. Taking off from impressionism and Monets Water Lilly series, this series seeks to capture a slight digital artifact, the fracture painting technique I'm developing with the oil paint, captures a memory of golden sunlight reflected on the waters surface, a gentle breeze, sparkling light. Impressionistic pixelism. Oil on canvas. $650.00 NZD ...

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