I grew up in the small town of
Waihi, in the North Island of New Zealand, I'm the
second youngest of nine children. My father
was of European origin and my mother of Maori origin
from the far North (the Hokianga).
My fondest memories were of family excursions in my
dad's 1960 PA Vauxhall Velox. We loved that big
old car, so much so, that I bought one myself in 1990
and owned it for 10 years.
Since I can remember I have always liked drawing and
used to stay up late at night to finish off my masterpieces,
even though I had school the next morning.