Born: 1968, Pahiatua
Education: Hawkes Bay Polytech (2 years), Rotorua Polytech (2 years) specialising in design.
Purvis has been sculpting ever since and exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions. Her primary mediums are stone and metals. Her works often have a simplicity to them which belies their actual making. Recent work has been based around land forms and notations of marking and mapping. She has received a number of grants and won competitions which resulted in travelling and working in Europe. Works are held in public and private collections.