At the beginning of this year I moved to Wellington to attend Massey University’s College of Creative Arts. I have always had a passion for art and design. By growing up with artistic parents, it fuelled my love for painting, design and other artistic mediums. My father often painted large backdrops for local plays and musical theater productions. I have fond memories from a young age of helping to paint the huge canvases.

My parents split many years ago meaning we (my older brother and I) often travelled to and from each parents house. In 2011 my brother and I moved to Makarora to live with my mother. Over the next 6 years we lived without wifi, cell phone, reception or constant power. I took design, photography and spatial and product design in my throughout my schooling and have been looking forward improving my skills through tertiary study.