Queenstown Born, Ira now calls Christchurch home; where she works full time as an artist and tutor. Her work is bright, minimalist, and bold, reflecting her impressions of the stunning landscapes of Aotearoa. Community is also close to her heart, contributing regularly by way of donating time and art to help support local and international causes. Her work has been recognised with NZer of the Year, Local Hero awards and a Civic Award.
Supporting and encouraging her peers and the next generation, Ira is a contributing writer for NZ artist Magazine; speaking about emerging artists. Ira is also a representative of Golden Artist Paints, New York as an Artist Educator. Regularly travelling to residencies, learning and showing her art, Ira has built a life completely bathed in colour, meaning and connections.
I do paintings and am currently working on a portfolio of tattoo designs for a tattoo studio in Christchurch to secure my apprenticeship.
A lot of my Paintings and Tattoo designs are primarily Black and Grey, and I draw my inspiration from many different topics Including Greek, Roman and Norse Mythology, Oriental Culture such as Japanese and Chinese culture, Anime, Manga and surrealism as well realistic images. I can also work in colour and am quite flexible with different styles of art.