Shane is an artist, a graphic, furniture and fashion designer, a loving husband and doting Dad to two boys. Born in New Zealand in the 1970s, he is of Māori (Tainui, Ngāti Mahanga, Ngāti Hine), Chinese, Danish and Scottish descent. The benefactor of a life lived long and well in Aotearoa. This country is in his blood, his heart and in his art. His artistic world is one of bold colours, modern Māori motifs, optimism and clarity, inspired by his journey of cultural discovery and an admiration for pop-art, strong graphics and the environment that surrounds him. As well as depicting the various shapes and tones of Aotearoa, Shane’s works express, confront and celebrate who he is, where he’s from and how he feels. Shane describes his work aptly: “it’s my therapy, kai for the mind and soul”.