Born 35 years ago, i was lucky enough to be raised on a 17 acre farm in Myocum just outside of Byron Bay.
Growing up my childhood was surrounded by all things beautiful, from Sunflowers sprouting in piles of stable manure to the forever flowering paddock's full of butterfly bush and fire weed.
I had an obsession with flowers from a very young age. My inspiration came a lot from my grandmother and nan both amazing green thumbs with blossoming rose gardens and vegetable patches for as far as the eye could see. The paddocks which rolled through the hinterlands of Byron were my playgrounds.There was always something blossoming, whether it was the golden rain tree or simply the colourful grasse's on the side of the road.
My LOVE of art was truly with me at an early age, some of my first ever memorie's are of drawing the flowers that i still adore so much today.
I continued into the Floral world at the young age of 14, becoming a florist where my passion blossomed even further for the beauty that surrounds us. 20 years on and my chosen profession still inspires me everyday. It has taken me to many country's of the world, and allowed me to meet many great florists! I am now currently based in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand.
My work is unique, my designs come from my worldly adventure's, each creation and design inspired from the blooms i see daily. I specialize in Floral design, having done thousands of W.E.D.D.I.N.G.S and Events in this beautiful industry over nearly 2 decades! I still drive the little back roads now, and find myself lost amongst the shapes and shadows, the branches and berry's that over hang the road, and my passion is still strong and wild. My L.O.V.E for nature will continue to pull me into the next forest.... the next field of wild flowers.... who knows what visual pleasures and creative designs await me.....
When i'm not drawing you will find me, dirty hands and muddy boots amongst the garden beds, sewing seeds and planting the next peice to my collection.
" I'm a garden dweller, H.AP.P.I.E.S.T amongst nature. Adventurer at HEART , and child forever in Spirit "
Have a beautiful day, and don't forget to stop and smell the rose's.