So what do you want to know?
I was born in the UK in the early 1970s and have made drawings since I was quite little. My mum still has a stash of them somewhere. I did fine art at university and have exhibited work in the UK, New Zealand, Poland, Spain and Greece. I moved to New Zealand in 1999.
I have been making websites since the mid-90s (the front-end bits) and have taught and written stuff about making websites. I thought 20 years was quite a long time to be doing this, and after completing three 100 Days Projects, I decided to do a side step (back) into illustration.
Apart from that, I ride a bike for transport and am passionate about making Auckland a better place to ride a bike, via Bike Auckland and Bike Te Atatū.
I have always been involved in music and have been playing with AKSamba since 2003. I’m part of a small a cappella group, Treblemakers. We sing our own arrangements of songs that we like. I was in a couple of music videos with a previous band, Batucada Sound Machine.
I also play french horn and sung the jingle for a Postie Plus ad a few years ago.
I was involved in two seasons of Wet Hot Beauties beach shows. Performing in your swimsuit feels pretty empowering.
For two years I was lucky enough to learn Te Reo Māori at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa. It gave me a much better understanding of my new home and made me realise how intertwined language and culture is. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done and I would recommend that particular course (Te Ara Reo Māori) to everyone.
I can hold a conversation in French and Spanish.