about me

Kia ora, my name is Simone Quentin de Manson.

I am an Artist based in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa.

My Background

As with most creatives, creating and making started in childhood. As a young adult I studied Visual Communications at Massey University, majoring in Interactivity. This was an amazing time. While studying , I completed a few “Fine Art” electives to keep things interesting. After I finished my degree I worked within the website development and design industry for the next 16 years.

My Art

My personal artwork has always been an important part of my life, but generally very much in the background, only given the odd chunk of time. Starting a family in 2012 I took some much needed time off to be mum and see where life went. After a few bumpy starts trying to get back into web design, I decided to try something different. So here I am. Making Art, I finally get to spend time creating from the heart and mind instead of designing from the head. Lets see how it goes!

Who I am

I am a full blown nature lover, environmental warrior, gardener, permiculture fan. Loving spending time with my amazing family, road trips and walks in the the wilderness, long chatty afternoons with friends and family fixing the worlds problems with overly idealistic solutions. Curiosity is my guiding emotion, I am also quite a philosophical person and like to use humor and fun in my art wherever possible.

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