Tui was born in Colac Bay, New Zealand, to a father who was an established ceramic artist and surfboard sculptor, and a mother who painted, and illustrated books.
Her childhood was mostly spent creating, with television being reserved for ‘rainy days’, and the invention of the iPad still at least half a decade away.
A Certificate in Applied Arts gained from the Southern Institute of Technology supported her into the next phase of digital media, however she continues to view the computer as ‘just another paintbrush’ in the tool kit, and believes the best ideas come about through old fashioned pen-to-paper.
Self expression through creativity continues from her home base in Marlborough,
with her recent works exploring mixed media and ceramic processes.
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