Mandy's practice explores the idea that nothing stands alone. The physical and perceived state of every mark and colour is invariably altered by its relationship to those that come before and after. There’s a sense of impermanence and change. She strives to develop the paintings intuitively in a liminal state, stepping-over the deliberative cognitive threshold so as to create a rhythmic, emergent mind-scape. Previously a lawyer, Mandy studied at the Browne School of Art, Auckland. She was a double finalist in the 2019 National Contemporary Art Awards.