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 …..Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This has become one of my favourites from the year. Kotuku / Great White Herons nest in only one place in New Zealand – the lower West Coast of the South Island. I love that area. So misty and moody, with weird old trees and relatively empty roads. I actually prefer the faceless version, something quite ghostly about it. I’ll update with the finished version when i’ve scanned it. The face turned out to be quite delicate and pencilled.
This piece is due to be shown at Soul Gallery in Hamilton, from the 5th of February.Read More
Here is my new ‘Barnacled Whale 2014′. A large Humpback Whale floating through the murky sea. This time I wanted to try using darker and deeper colours, and really build up the layers – i threw down quite a few different techniques – eggcups, acrylic stamping, the kitchen scrubbing brush, hose …. (techniques of my own inventions of course, ha ha.)
I hope he is enjoyed. I might actually do another one, with even more barnacles and some more surreal colour …Read More
See him fly . This one i finished a little while back , it will be heading towards Soul Gallery in Hamilton in a couple of months for a still-in-the-works group show. I wanted to add a lot more colour and excitement to the usually-brown-and-white falcon, and got carried away with a full on watercolour bouquet flourishing/swoop behind him …Read More
This one was inspired by my recent trip through the French Alps -and a cabin called Les Roses Blanches (The White Roses) in St. Gervais. So majestic. So fancy. End of summer, so only a little snow, and we could climb right up to the glacier.
I love the quaint French Style, so many flower baskets, crusty churches, and blue and white!Read More