I run the Grinter Glass studio in Whangarei, where I am focusing on developing my glass blowing skills, particularly the shard pick-up technique. I find this...
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I run the Grinter Glass studio in Whangarei, where I am focusing on developing my glass blowing skills, particularly the shard pick-up technique. I find this technique fits well with my large scale painted glass work and my fascination with modernist painting.
I have worked in a range of media including glass (painted and blown), oil painting and sculpture from recycled materials. My paintings on canvas and glass are based on blind contour drawings made while walking. The concept of drawing while walking was developed for my master's degree as a means to investigate the everyday.
I exhibit in Christchurch, Tauranga, Whangarei, Whanganui,and Wellington, including Te Papa, Pataka and Sarjeant galleries. I won The Doyle and Anne Robinson Glass prizes and was a finalist in the Australasian Ranamok glass prize. In 2011 I received a merit award for the painting Procession at the Carey Smith Awards at the Whanganui Arts Review.
I taught at the Quay School of Arts, UCOL, Whanganui for three years, where I completed a BFA in 2007. I was awarded a Masters of Art and Design (First Class) from AUT University in 2010.
I am currently mentoring distance students for The Learning Connexion.