"Someone, I tell you, in another time will remember us" ~ Sappho

I am a watercolour portrait artist from New Zealand. I studied at Hungry Creek Art School and went on to own a small business hand sewing for designers. I am currently living in a little country town in the Waikato, living my dream of being an artist.

I have been drawing and painting my whole life and love to capture people's personality and uniqueness in art form. I paint my portraits as if they are illustrations in someone's story.

I use pen and watercolour for painting portraits because together they have a charming, storybook quality. Watercolour has always been a favourite medium, I really like the delicate colours and the way the paint flows in unexpected ways.

The delight of recreating people with all their individual qualities and character is what drew me to portraiture and I love to create unique works of art that can be kept as mementoes for years to come.

To see more of my work, follow me on Instagram @idlesappho