Biography: Artist: Fitzsimmons-Maritz

Originally from South Africa, Angela Fitzsimmons-Maritz currently resides in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's North Island after moving in 2007.

She has always felt drawn to creating art, using paint and other media to express her view of the world and what fascinated her as a child.This fascination has stayed with her and she continues to experiment with her paint, drawing inspiration from raw, earthy, orgainic colour as well as bright and vibrant colours.

Her artwork covers many different subjects, including abstract floral studies, landscapes, wildlife and portraits. She'll often paint with music in the background, drawing on her imagination. Angela's work is exhibited worldwide.