January 2017: I was very lucky to be taken on as Artist in Residence at Wainui beach, Gisborne with local artist and screen printer Tony Ogle. I had no idea how valuable this time would be to me as an artist; For the first time in as long as I can remember I was granted the space and peace to allow my mind to breathe, for new ideas to arrive at a steady pace, and to set some intentions around where I would like to steer my career from here. The location was beachfront and the weather performed at its absolute best, and I'm super grateful to have had this opportunity.