I was born and grew up in the Hutt Valley of Wellington, New Zealand. My art reflects the love of the culture I was surrounded by my entire life. Through family, friends, neighbours and teachers, I was encouraged to follow a journey of discovery and connection, a journey now expressed through my work.
2022 - FINALIST: Adam Portraiture Prize
2021 - FINALIST: Parkin Drawing Prize (People's Choice & Merit Award).
2020 - FINALIST: The Wallace Art Awards.
2020 - FINALIST: Adam Portraiture Prize (3rd Place People's Choice).
2018 - FINALIST: Adam Portraiture Prize (Runner Up People's Choice).
2016 - FINALIST: Calleen National Art Prize.
2019 - RESIDENCY: ArtBay Gallery, Queenstown, NZ.
2016 - DEEPER EARTH: Toi o Tahuna, Queenstown, NZ.
2015 - FROM THE LAND: Kura Gallery, Wellington, NZ.
2020 - KING'S COLLEGE ART EXHIBITION: (Invitation Only) Auckland, NZ.
2018 - THE BIG SHOW: ArtBay Gallery, Queenstown, NZ.
2016 - SUMMER SHOW: Toi o Tahuna, Queenstown, NZ.
2015 - AIR NZ AMERICA: Anya Vitali, New York, USA.
2015 - SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY: Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia.
2010 - AOTEAROA: fhe Gallery, Auckland, NZ.
2010 - HEI: Iwi Art, Wellington, NZ.
2009 - LOCALS: Maungaraki Arts, Wellington, NZ.