This week I rummaged through the archives and found a radio interview from three years ago. I figured, instead of it hiding away on a CD in my drawer, I'd put it onto YouTube to share with you.
So here is the first half of an interview I had with journalist Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand National's Nine To Noon programme on 17th April 2008.
We talk about my love of art since childhood and how my teenage years living in Sri Lanka inspired a series of culturally diverse portraits. We also discuss the unlikely decision I made to shun the arts at school in favour of the sciences, only to become a professional artist at the age of 19 with my first public sell-out exhibition.
To accompany the audio there's a slideshow of exhibition photos, travel pics and painting images.
Stay tuned for next week when the second half of the interview will be ready.