I have always had a creative streak, since childhood, but a varied professional career lured me to work mainly in the not-for-profit sector, near and far, for many years. My work has encompassed project co-ordination, conference planning, administration/management, facilitation, travel and more, and has taken me around the world.
After successfully selling my early creative work, I decided I wanted to concentrate more on my creative capabilities as well as combine that with my facilitation and professional experience. I set up my own business in 2006 - Beyond - and have loved the freedom of being self-employed and doing what I love every day.
Learning and developing my artistic style
through my own observation, research and experimentation during my adult
years, I continue to draw on experiences of countries and cultures I have encountered, and using the various skills I have built up along the way.
I enjoy exploring beyond the known, striving to create the exceptional.
The Masquerade "mask" side of my work flourished over the years, beyond my wildest dreams - it seems that the mystique of the Masquerade event will never fade. I have created masks for people from all walks of life, for all sorts of events, including corporate, private and weddings. From smaller birthday celebrations to large-scale masquerade balls, my masks have been "in action" around town, and around the world for many years. I'm scaling back this side of my work a little, condensing my mask range, but am always happy to discuss your requirements. Contact me for more info.
Wearable Arts has become a serious pursuit and I've enjoyed success with eight garments in the WOW Wearable Arts Show in Wellington. Ideas are always brewing but it takes a lot of time and energy to bring those to reality. It's not easy to get accepted for the show, and gets increasingly more difficult each year with many overseas entries. I now feel well and truly part of the WOW community and go to the show each year.
To find out more about my travel and writing work, check out my Beyond website. www.beyondlimits.co.nz