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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Tattoo Design Loveliness

Jun 01

Moon Tattoo 2015

Moon Tattoo 2015

Snap of part of a recent tattoo i’ve designed, it’s for an inside upper arm. Love it. Mix of styles, patterns, paisley, art nouveau, kakabeak flowers …..

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Barcelona, reworked !

May 03

I felt like this old painting from my time in Europe in 2013 needed a little bit of tweaking and a few more layers, so i pulled it out of the folder and got into the sky area with white acrylic, added small figures under the archway, and generally punched the colours a bit more. And now, i love ! And it’s been sold to a new home ;)

Oh, and this was loosely based on the Arc de Triomf – worked in with pattern from other architectural styles i photographed around the city. Spain has to be my favourite, building and colour wise, oh man.

Barcelona Rehashed

Barcelona Rehashed

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The Pianist’s Pet Chameleon

May 03

Chameleon Ball 2015

Chameleon Ball 2015

This gorgeous little reptile now belongs to a musician friend of mine, and i am so happy that it will grace the walls of his studio.

I decided at the start to make it wildly colourful and just splash the layers down, build up some pattern, and see where it went. I love the way chameleons change colour and it’s very inspiring – i might actually do another one when i get time, with wilder and more unusual colour combinations…..

For this piece, i used black spraypaint to put in the branch – as it’s nice to mix up the textures sometimes.

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Red underbelly of the Kaka

Jan 18

Kaka Red (closeup)  2014

Kaka Red (closeup) 2014

The Kaka – an extremely handsome giant parrot native to New Zealand. I went out to the Karori Sanctuary near Wellington to get a good look. I just love red and grey together. This one has lots of grey , black, and red ink and multiple layers of grey, pale blue, mustard watercolour…. Must use this palette again.

And it will be on show at Soul Gallery, Hamilton, from Feb the 5th.

Kaka Red 2014

Kaka Red 2014

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