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

Ehyh

Ehyh 2000 Acrylic on canvasboard 610 x 914 Private collection The second in the Elois series modelled off Colin McCahon.

Elois Lama Sabachthani

Elois Lama Sabachthani 2000 Acrylic on canvasboard 610 x 914 Private Collection This work is one of my favourite from my early works. In the style of Colin McCahon, I took direct inspiration from some of his works, but also from taking text from the Hebrew bible. This was also my first piece on canvasboard, […]

Checkmate

Checkmate 2000 Acrylic on un-stretched canvas 594 x 841 Private Collection This concept came to me in a number of ways. God playing the Devil in a game of chess, where already, God has check-mate. This is my first attempt at creating an artwork with figures, and from other perspectives. It is a depiction rather […]

Alas My Love

Alas My Love 2000 Acrylic on un-stretched canvas 500 x 894 Private Collection This work is one of my first paintings on actual canvas. Before this my artworks had all been on paper from school. Here I used a poem by Kevin Max Smith of DC Talk fame, and recreated it in the style of […]