Registered in Nov 2007
Located in Wellington
Where do I live?
I create from my Studio/Gallery in the seaside village of Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand.
I draw inspiration from my walks along the rugged South Coast and from living in a vibrant, creative community.
What do I create?
I create mixed media objects, including jewellery pieces, art dolls, magnets, and art works. I am forever experimenting with different mediums.
How did I get into craft?
Well I have always been artistic, but after having my two girls I decided I did not want to return to the corporate world of human resources and by accident I joined a mosaic group which got my creative juices running and from there I created a range of brooches that my friends loved and so I started creating jewellery pieces. That was the beginning of Art Divine, 5 years ago.
My favourite materials, tools and processes?
My two favourite mediums to work with are paper and wood and I love combining resin with these materials.
What inspires me?
My home as I live in a wonderful two storied 1950 Villa with fantastic high ceilings. We also have a wonderful garden which my studio looks out onto. My other inspirations are all things vintage and have been so, since I was a child. My nana used to work in charity shops when I was young and she used to pick up all sorts of bits and pieces for me, before vintage was hip, of course.
Is there a philosophy behind my work?
My inspiration comes from within and I try not to rationalise it too much as I find that if I spend too much time in my head it can stifle my creative process. My basic philosophy is to create meaningful work.
Describe my workspace:
Spacious and peaceful!
Last year I doubled my workspace by moving downstairs. This allows me to have other people view my work easily and helps me to be more organised.
Five words that describe my mind:
Busy, evolving, ever searching, peaceful.
Where else can you find me:
www.artdivine.co.nz............. if you are interested in checking it out.