"Painting for me is an exploration of self; there is a place I go when fully absorbed in the painting process. This place is never clearly defined; it is the space between being awake and asleep. Drifting thoughts are intermixed with vague concepts whilst experimentation, exploration and an intuitive response to the working process are three key points of connection which are relevant in my own studio work. Combining both surface and paint is an opportunity to play, to destroy and can be both exciting and irresistible.
Art can tell us about the world we live in. It can make us feel more profoundly, think more intelligently and stimulate the senses. Abstract for me is seductive and irresistible, a place where colours merge, forms appear and a kind of imagery is suggested. It is more an exploration into the discovery of images rather than a deliberate making of a drawing."
In 2008 Angela completed a Diploma in Visual Art at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and was awarded the ‘Harrisons Gallery Art Excellence Award’, achieving top student. She went on to achieve her Level 7 advanced diploma in Art and Design at Waiariki Institute of Technology and continued on in 2011 to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.
Since then, her work has been selected for several major art awards, winning best in show at the Lifestyles of the Bay and was the winner of the open designer section 'Hats of to Her'. Angela has worked as a Gallery assistant, Curator and Artist Adviser in a community art gallery, prop designer & creator and as the Art Director for the 2015 show 'Tarnished Frocks and Divas'. and continues to develop her painting style and skills while working in various roles within the arts industry.