Zoe Sizemore - New Zealand based Artist
After completing her degree in Fine Arts at Auckland Universities Elam School of Fine art in 2005 Zoe went on to work in the design industry for many years in a wide variety of disciples. Through her love of illustration in design she has moved back to Artistic practise, completing her first solo show in 2021 at Tauranga's The Art Lounge Gallery.
Zoe grew up in Northland with artistic parents, studying many art disciplines throughout her secondary schooling and going onto major in Graphic Design at the University of Auckland's Elam School of Fine Art. She had a passion for art history and was offered the honours programme as an option but turned it down to head into the field for more hands on experience.
She then worked in many industries following graduation including sign-writing, publication design, and product development before starting her own design business in 2012 after the birth of her first child.
Over these years she was commissioned to complete many illustrative pieces and worked in watercolour and gouache as well as digital art.
Wanting to protect the futre of this planet for her children Zoe moved into apparel design starting a business called Triple Z Enterprises where she created graphic art clothing to raise awareness for the planet and the environment through artistic apparel.
This led into a passion for native birds in the environment and raising awareness to protect what we have before it is lost like so many already are such as the Moa and the Huia.
She creates when she can around running a successful branding and website design business and raising two wee kiddies.
Zoe will be exhibiting again later this year at the Garden and Art Festival Tauranga
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working"
- Pablo Picasso
Elam School of Fine Arts at Auckland University
1997 - 2001
Whangarei Girls High School