|Kāpiti Arts Guide Listing no. 84
I was born and raised in rural South Waikato after my parents emigrated to the area from the Netherlands in 1981. Creativity and art were major factors in our upbringing. We were brought up without television, were taught many homemade skills, and used recycled materials wherever we could. In 2004 I obtained a degree in Interior Architecture, then worked as a self-taught artist for 5 years. In 2010 I moved to Dunedin to study a Master of Fine Arts, a self-directed two- year degree.
Elements and principles of both my upbringing and my studies have emerged strongly in my current art practice. My work is site-specific, uses recycled building materials, and explores boundaries between architecture, archaeology, and art. I focus on a given area of land, the history, events, structures, and environment that impact on the site. In response to my findings I produce both small and large works. The final pieces materialise as mixed media works combining drawing, collage, and painting.
Artistic medium: Painting
Kāpiti Arts Trail
19 Moana Road, Paraparaumu
Open by appointment during the year.
Mobile: 027 321 0851
Payment options available: Eftpos, internet banking, cash
Accessibility: Suitable for children and elderly. Nearly level entry: pushchairs and wheelchairs could access with a little help.Google Maps: The Drawing Board, 19 Moana Road, Paraparaumu