Janine Williams aka Lady Diva
Aotearoa, New Zealand
Janine Williams' style is a graphic, colourful outworking of her environmental & genealogical urban Maori heritage. With a background in graffiti/street art and her love for endemic birds, native birds & flowers, she is at the forefront of a new wave of urban pacific style quickly becoming recognisable throughout the world.
Having travelled extensively throughout Aotearoa (New Zealand) & the globe she paints from a personal story, one that has connection to the whenua (land) & to the tangata whenua (local people) she meets along the way. Her husband Charles was a founding member of the world acclaimed TMD crew, a collective of creative individuals who continue to push artistic boundaries & who have been leaders in the urban contemporary art field over the past 2 decades worldwide.