I started painting in Gouache initially.
I have had more time to be creative since working part time as a Theatre Nurse.
Since then I have experimented with a wide range of colours for my paintings.
I started off depicting animal and plant life in different environments.
I thought this would be a nice starting point but also a challenge.
After 2 years I turned my attention to vector art. I learnt this medium through a design application and was able to teach myself the process.
The artworks are all in Vector and as you can see I have had these printed. It has been a satisfying experience eventually completing each one.
The people who have really inspired me to take a serious effort to try and paint again are members of my family. My Grandfather Webster Nash was a water colour artist from Lake Taupo in New Zealand and my mother Jeannette Walker was an oil and water colour artist based in Lower Hutt.
I remember when I was four years old being fascinated as I would watch my Grandfather paint. His studio was a very small space in between the garage and the entrance to the hallway in their house.
I liked to watch my Mum paint too. One of the old bedrooms in the family home was converted into a studio. My mother loved to paint and it was lovely to see the end result of her creations.
I had always wanted to be creative, and once you start its hard to stop especially if you feel passionate about it.
Creatures in Life