Fieldey, known to her mother as Haylee Fieldes, was born in New Zealand in the 80s. A move to Norfolk Island as a child kindled her interest in the ocean.
Leaving Norfolk Island in 2001 to study graphic design in Sydney, she spent a few years travelling and working as a graphic artist in London.
When Fieldey moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2007, she started surfing and decided to custom-paint her own board. The rest as they say, is history.
Though painting surfboards was largely a happy accident, Fieldey loves the iconic shape and compositional challenge they present and continues to use them as her primary canvas. Bright colours and surreal characters represent a mash-up of diverse influences – from old school tattoo to Hindu iconography – all underpinned by a wicked sense of humour.