Regional representative: Gisborne
Zoe has been painting all her life, and in pastels for over 20 years. She started using them when a friend recommended she try them while they were out on their weekly sketching trip. Zoe was complaining about how long her watercolours were taking to dry. B.P. (before pastels) she used to paint using acrylics too, with a paintbrush in one hand and a hairdryer in the other, but even this took too long. Once she’d tried pastels, there was no going back. They’re the perfect mix of painting and drawing, and you don’t have to wait for anything to dry.
Zoe lives in sunny Gisborne. She paints two days a week in her studio at the bottom of the garden. When she’s not painting she works as a counsellor in private practice, and grows lots of vegetables in her garden.