Now that I'm doing the full trad working week I look forward to the weekend more than ever. So hubby and I head north to the Kaipara Harbour to our old boatshed on the wharf road Whakapirau. We have three buildings that sit on the Queens chain, so you don't own the land just the buildings. The main shed is 135 years old but relocated up the harbour in the 50s. The out-buildings are from different eras- one a former grain store from the early 1900s, the other a roadworks building from the 60s. Together they are our humble rustic little get away from home and the city....
I've always made stuff and wanted to be an artist from the age of 14.I made my way to Art School in the late 80s and graduated with a BFA, majoring in Sculpture. After a short exhibiting career,I quickly discovered being a full time artist doesn't pay the bills, so went the commercial route.
I've worked in graphic design, audio visual and freelance set design as well as garden design and maintenance.In the mid 90s
my boyfriend and I got married at City Hall in Manhattan New York. We eloped actually as no-one knew until we were back home.I have two children, a boy Jasper and a girl Madison,named after Madison Avenue.