My Story

Alice Reade

I have always been inspired by birds, conservation, the outdoors and art and these fuse to generate my work. I aim to depict the unique characteristics and personalities of our precious native birds to focus on their importance. Particularly in exploring the link with music I hope to show their beauty and endangered song.

I work mainly with pencil which will always be my favourite. It doesn’t require anything fancy and I think there is something special about creating with a media so simple.

I am 20 and grew up in Ruby Bay, Nelson and now study architecture at Victoria University of Wellington.

When I was 15, I won the Impressions Student Award which entitled me to my own exhibition. As an artist, I have been a part of multiple awards as a finalist and a winner and am excited for the possibilities the future holds.

I hope you enjoy my artwork,

Thank you,

Alice