‘I am drawn to the effect of light and shadow on natural subjects and explore this in my paintings, whether it’s light falling across the petals of a flower or the late afternoon sun on headlands.’

Welcome, art lover! My name is Shona and I work from my studio in the (usually) sunny Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand and commit most of my time to painting after a career in law and policy. In recent years, I've participated in the Hawke’s Bay Arts Trail and group exhibitions in Hastings and Napier. I aim to create art that art lovers can connect with and enjoy. There is a strong focus on flowers and botanical subjects in my work but  I also draw inspiration from the local environment and natural landscape. Occasionally, my work also features scenes from the shearing industry as I grew up in a family that was heavily involved in shearing. 

Feel free to contact me about collaborations or commissions. I'd love to hear from you.