Before moving to Australia, Cassie grew up in rural New Zealand (where her formal art training was by correspondence) and travelled the world for a few years. Her Kiwi heritage and interconnectedness with the landscape influences her style of art. Cassie’s love of both New Zealand and Australia’s richly diverse landscapes, colour palettes, and unique native flora, fauna, and geology influence her more peaceful, reflective art works.
Cassie continues to experiment with various mediums and as a result, is always learning and adapting her art to incorporate new techniques and subjects from her global travels, time living in Europe and Vietnam, as well as her military experiences. Cassie has participated in a number of art exhibitions, societies, organisations and activities over the years, which reflect her diverse interests, and are listed on her website.
In recent years, Cassie’s increasing concern regarding environmental issues arising from her tertiary studies has led to her focussing on more organic, ecological subject matter in her artworks, with a view to capture nature’s beauty before it disappears.