Rarebird – painted labels for PARROTDOG brewery

Nov 27

Cool little job – worked for the #nice Matt Kristofski on one of their series of rare and native bird themed beers and labels. A different artist for each – i was given the Saddleback / Tieke. Cheeky little fellas. Never seen one in the wild.

Parrotdog is a very cool local Wellington brewery. http://parrotdog.co.nz/rarebird/

Craft beer is good.

And, always fun to see your beer art on tap at Hashigo Zake bar.

Rarebird Saddleback/Tieke

Rarebird Saddleback/Tieke

Taste Testing at Desk

Taste Testing at Desk

Rarebird_Tap_Badge

Rarebird_Tap_Badge

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Parrots and secret commissions.

Nov 27

Alpine Parrot/ Kea  (cropped)  2015

Alpine Parrot/ Kea (cropped) 2015

I’ve been a bit quiet on the old website lately – but not for a bad reason ! Lots of really cool commissions which i can’t show you yet.

Anyhoo, this is what i finished today – a pair of Kea, New Zealands alpine parrots. Such epic Scarlet underwings. This is one of my new pieces going up at Quirky Fox Gallery next month, i am having a little solo exhibition.

And in case my process is of interest – here’s a shot of it at the halfway mark – i like to use a lot of masking fluid and make a splashy mess before refining everything with ink.

Definitely going to do limited edition prints of this one, i’m pretty and pleased with.

Alpine_Parrot_progress

Alpine_Parrot_progress

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Watercolour Tiger

Sep 16

On the little island of Sumatra, less than 400 of this species of tiger are left – the Dusk of their kind, if you will.

Sumatran Tigers Dusk   2015

Sumatran Tigers Dusk 2015

Sumatran Tiger 2015 closeup

Sumatran Tiger 2015 closeup

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Castlepoint Landscape and an Epic Wedding

Sep 16

As a gift to my lovely newly married friends Peter and Charlotte, i painted the location of their ridiculously scenic wedding in Castlepoint in January. It was so much fun, especially as a bridesmaid! I wanted to capture the sizzling heat and the dreamy feeling …..  I also did the little coastal invitation.

Castlepoint landscape 2015

Castlepoint landscape 2015

Wedding Invitation Design

Wedding Invitation Design

The Glorious Day!

The Glorious Day!

Charlotte & Peter Wedding BW

Charlotte & Peter Wedding BW

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New Zealand Art Show 2015

Jun 22

I was accepted into the show again this year, and these are the 3 works i created for the general exhibitor section …..  I’m enjoying the floaty underwater things lately.

Kingfisher Kotare 2015

Kingfisher Kotare 2015

Coral Bouquet  2015

Coral Bouquet 2015

Sea Turtle Still  2015

Sea Turtle Still 2015

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