I am very proud to announce that I am the 2012 recipient of the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Award. This year is proving already to be an exciting one artistically as I get used to the privilege of absolute freedom to make and create. I will be based in back in my homeland, the Mainland, The South Island of New Zealand, where there is no shortage of space...something I desire strongly while living in Auckland. Thank you to the Foundation for this opportunity. And I encourage every artist to apply!