New Zealand Artist based in Helensville
Aren is a New Zealand artist who grew up in Waitakere, near the beautiful ranges, forests and beaches of West Coast, Auckland. After finishing high school she completed a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art (BFA) at Elam School of Fine Art, specialising in painting and photography. Since then she's developed a flexible, multi-media approach to her art practice which is lately motivated by a desire to recycle and repurpose second-hand materials. Arwen's motivation to create revolves around themes of collecting, exploration, navigation, migration, South Pacific—European identity and femininity. Through her body of work (painting, collage, prints and alternative photography) she references landscape and oceanic forms. Poetry and a love of music are utilised to help develop her ideas. Arwen Flowers' studio is located in Helensville, Auckland.