Flash

Flash 2003 / 2007 Acrylic on canvas; reworked in Oil, 2007 305 x 410 Private collection This portrait of my childhood cat growing up, I decided to try my hand at animal portraits and capturing a degree of realism for my work. In 2007, after his death, I decided to rework this piece, as it […]

Fence Post

Fence Post 2003 Acrylic on calico 620 x 2230 Sold This piece continues the landscape studies of McCahon in my collection. It is a tall, skinny mural that towers above the viewer, over two metres tall. The foreground is solidified with a fence that divides the viewer from the hills. The hills are divided, and […]

Creation

Creation 2003 Acrylic on un-stretched calico 1890 x 490 Sold Here I take the next step of building my love of the works of Colin McCahon. The text is blended with the landscape, with the sharp cubist lines and deep greens of the hills. There is a darkness to this work, but the white clouds […]

Church

Church 2003 Acrylic on un-stretched calico 1890 x 350 Sold One of my first works that I sold at exhibition, this work depicts a typical country church in a vast landscape. This piece measures 1.9m across, and was created on calico, a thinner canvas. In a way, I was inspired by Grahame Sydney for this […]

Blue Moon

Blue Moon 2003 Acrylic on canvas (damaged) 380 x 760 Private collection One of the early landscape works where I explored the sense of a blue moon, with it rising over still waters. The additional aspect to this work is that it can be hung as pictured, or turned ‘upside down’ through 180 degrees. For […]

Apocalypse

Apocalypse 2003 Acrylic on Hessian 1170 x 1790 Private collection This is the largest piece I have painted so far. It is also my first on hessian. I was surprised at how much paint was required to paint on this surface. This work harks back to Checkmate, an earlier work, where I explore different realms […]

Signpost

Signpost 2001 Acrylic on canvasboard 510 x 780 Private collection In this work I explored dividing the canvas into sections, some constructed by the signpost motif, and others constructed abstractly. Again, I included written word for part of this artwork.

Night Falls

Night Falls 2001 Acrylic on un-stretched canvas 1050 x 740 Private collection While attending the National Leadership Development Course in 2001, which consisted of a 3 day solo on the shore of Lake Rotowiti, I had written a poem one of the nights there. Following this I turned the poem into this three part painting, […]

Why Do You Hate Me?

Why Do You Hate Me? 2001 Acrylic on canvasboard 610 x 914 Private collection The final piece of my early McCahon studies on canvasboard. After this piece I began a different journey with these works and moved onto studying the landscape a bit more.

Elois

Elois 2001 Acrylic on canvasboard 610 x 914 Private collection A continuation of this series of work based off Colin McCahon’s work of the same theme.

Chinese Rollercoaster

Chinese Rollercoaster 2000 Acrylic and sand on un-stretched canvasboard 373 x 620 Private collection This piece is my first experimentation with adding texture by using sand mixed in with the paint and glue to make a thickness to the work. The self authored poem is written to blend with the background of a sun / […]

Dark Night

Dark Night 2000 Acrylic on un-stretched canvas 841 x 594 Private collection