Her painting style blends inspiration from fashion, music and pop culture and is therefore easily recognised by her portrayal of popular imagery and icons through a faceless painting style. She often references many of her favourite artists in her work, combining art history with contemporary figures and settings.
Influences and inspirations include a broad range of subjects; from musical legends like Bowie, Prince and Fleetwood Mac; to geographical locations like her hometown of New Zealand and favourite city, New York; to the more obvious inspirational figures like fellow artists Keith Haring, Tom Wessellman, Basquiat and Joyce Pensato.
GrAzie’s style inspiration comes largely from Kate Moss (who is also the subject of a couple of GrAzie’s better known original artworks) and her personal style of inner Boho/Rock Chick also plays a big part in her artworks - she likes to mix up her wardrobe by collecting vintage pieces and high street staples, whilst maintaining a self-confessed obsession with leopard print.
Before the lockdowns ensued, you could find this artist enjoying the energetic streets of Soho - more than likely with a Margarita in hand and in the company of her recording studio partner who also happens to work in the West End.
Even though lockdown has been tough on everyone world-wide, this is one artist who won’t let the pandemic keep her down - she says: “let’s be honest, artists self-isolate most of the time anyway! So I have tried to keep myself positive and use this time wisely, predominantly to produce more artwork.”
GrAzie has been one of the top-selling artists with her representation Runway Gallery and continues to produce bright, colourful and endorphin-enhancing canvases and limited edition prints. This lady has some strong future aspirations including Scope Miami and a solo show in New York, so… watch this space!