Nature is much more than just having a subject to paint, it’s a lifelong relationship. The artist, like the scientist, has a critical role to perform in society. Inspired by nature, the visual language of this work is to communicate the precious environment that is our New Zealand, to inspire us to value that beauty while highlighting our increasing need for environmental awareness and preservation. Aiming to create work that both captivates and calms, with spontaneous and deliberate layered imagery. Lines and use of earthly fresh colours are designed to soothe the spirit and capture the elemental values within our environment.