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R E F L E C T I O N S   O F   T H E   W O R L D 

a collection of portraits

I am intrinsically inspired by the faces of the world and the stories that live in each individuals eyes. Nothing is more powerful than human connection, the human ‘story’.

 

Forever I have been inspired by the pages of National Geographic, curious about other cultures and differing cultural practises, why people choose to adorn themselves in certain ways, different hardships encountered, and what makes each person their authentic selves. I use painting as a way to understand and celebrate differences from all identities and to highlight all beauty .

 

From exploring the world myself I have found every human has their own unique story, many of the portraits I paint are blends and impressions of people and places I have been fortunate enough to travel to or meet. They are often not one particular person but a reflections as seen through my eyes. 

 

By sharing these portraits I aim to highlight the similarities and beauty between individual identities as well as cultural. Though we all encounter different hardships and are unique and individual in many ways, my paintings view one another as all equal, open to each others idiosyncrasies. When we look at one another openly, with curiosity and acceptance we can not only preserve but celebrate all cultures. It’s not because we’re different, it’s because we are the same.

Rosa w Peonie's

Rosa with Peonie's 2021

With Amber Eyes

With Amber Eyes 2021

A Double Take 2020 Private Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

The Love Men

Worthy of Love 2020 Private Collection, Wanaka, New Zealand

María

María 2020 Private Collection, Christchurch, New Zealand

Aadav Sādhu 2019 Private Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

Self Portrait 2019 Private Collection, Wellington, New Zealand

Asi

Asi 2019 Private Collection, Wanaka, New Zealand

With Poppies 2019 Private Collection, Wanaka, New Zealand

Juana

Juana w Flowers in her hair 2019 Private Collection, Keri Keri, New Zealand

Nima w the hydrangeas

Nima with the Blue Hydrangeas 2019 Private Collection, Wellington, New Zealand

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Azucena 2019 Private Collection, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Ora

Ora 2018 Private Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

Sadiqa 2020

The Petal Girl

The Petal Girl 2019 Private Collection, San Francisco, USA

yes

The Bonda Women 2019 Private Collection, Blenheim, NZ

The Sadhu

Sādhu 2015 Private Collection, Alaska, USA

Ikiaq 2020 Private Collection, South Carolina, USA

The Two Flowers 2019 Private Collection, Wanaka, New Zealand

Inu

Inu 2018 Private Collection, Alaska, USA

Cholita 2018 Private Collection, Cardrona, New Zealand

Mandu 2018 Private Collection, Brisbane, Australia

The Omo Girl

The Omo Girl 2018 Private Collection, Wellington, NZ

The Sādhu 2018 Private Collection, Byron Bay, Australia

Akash

Akash 2015 Private Collection, Hawkes Bay, NZ

Nikilik 2018 Private Collection, Alaska USA

Binta

Binta 2018 Private Collection, Wellington, NZ

Nandar

Nandar 2018 Private Collection, San Francisco, USA

Nivkh

Nivkh 2013 Private Collection, Auckland, NZ

Adyana

Adyana 2013 Private Collection, Auckland, NZ

John

Dad 2012 Artist Collection

Self Portrait

Self Portrait 2013