Hi, I’m Annie and I am a full time Artist. I’ve been painting in New Zealand for the last 13 years. I have been working in the commercial sector creating wall murals for cafes and houses as well as kitchen splash backs and bespoke furniture and in between all of that I have been tutoring for the last 7 years.
As an Artist, I work hard to produce paintings that speak to me and to others about a world where myths, fantasy and reality combine. I like to include hidden messages in some of the images I produce. Part of my process involves thoughtfulness, often in the moment and visualization. I tend to paint the emotions which enter my body as I try to translate them into images. I start with concept sketches and it often develops into something quite unexpected. The journey whilst creating, often bring about answers to hidden questions. At times some of my artwork will be adventurous, playful and joyful. At other times spiritual. I try with every finished work to breathe life into a world full of mystery. My artwork speaks not only for myself, but for people who may find their own answers to unspoken questions about life, the world and the universe.
I chose the name Empty Spaces because of what I do. I go into an empty space and add creativity whether its in the form of a beautiful piece of artwork, bespoke furniture or a wall mural. I’ve recently expanded my empty spaces to old retro caravans where I have renovated two so far. I have an interest in vintage vehicles and so when the opportunity came to me to refurbish these caravans I was all hands on deck.
Every now and again I will hold art classes so I can assist in developing your artistic endeavor. These classes are displayed on the Events and Art Classes page within this website should you wish to join.
I’m a creative individual that will take on any project that needs a creative flair or style so not only will you see my artwork in the form of a standard canvas painting you will also see elements in other areas like on furniture or in businesses or even caravans 🙂 I only work where my heart desires and I will always follow my passion.
So if you are looking for some form of creativity at your place and you don’t know where to start just give me a call and we will take it from there. Check out my portfolio and don’t hesitate to ask what I can do for you and your space.
Check out my video testimonials for art classes whereby I believe art can be used to express yourself on canvas.
Exhibitions & Events:
The Original Art Sale (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)
Depot Artspace – Member’s Exhibition, 2015
Mairangi Art Gallery – Collaborative Artspace Exhibition, 2015 & Member’s Exhibition 2015
Pop Up Art Sale – Browns Bay, Ponsonby Central, Coatsville.
Fernielea Cafe – Artwork exhibited for sale and rotated each month.
VIDA Designer – View my collection
Choice TV ‘How Did You Do That?’ – Home renovation show where I produced a kitchen splash back, floor to ceiling glass sliding doors, canvas artwork & bespoke furniture. Click here to view video