Nez studied graphic design and Monash University in 1998 as a mature age student and majored in illustration where upon completing university she worked both as a freelance illustrator and jewellery designer. As an illustrator she worked on several magazines and books including “Wills and the Echo” by Craig Wellington and a selection of Hans Christian Anderson stories published by Pan McMillan. “Mostly I paint to my moods, it is the foundation for my inspiration. My best work seems to happen naturally when I am absorbed totally into the moment. I try not to control my work too much and prefer to keep the spontaneity flowing. I feel its important to be a good artist technically, but its just as important to create freely and originally from the heart”. Nez is living in the Northern Rivers close to Murwillumbah.