Tj McConchie has worked as a graphic artist for over 30 years. Employed by the then Forest Research Institute in Rotorua, Tj got her hands dirty with signwriting paint, screenprinter ink and darkroom chemicals to produce the many displays depicting research projects needed for the general public Open Days.
As technology advanced, she learnt computer graphics and started her own business, Natural Talent Design, 20 years ago.
With a move from the Bay of Plenty to Tekapo in 2005, Tj revelled in the beauty of the Mackenzie. Her desire to portray the natural landforms, colours and shapes as works of art led to a shift away from the computer and onto canvas, and once again, she takes pleasure from getting her hands dirty.
Working with oils, she now explores a more abstract genre using more colour, form and texture.
Tj is an outdoor enthusiast, who loves to spend her time tramping, mountain biking, running, kayaking, and track building.