The Tuatara is not a lizard as such – it is the last survivor of a group of beasts whose golden age was with that of the dinosaurs , 200 Million years ago. Which makes it very interesting to those who study evolution. It is also quite handsome , here is one that i prepared earlier ….. i have also found a new love for French Ultramarine blue and violet.Read More
The Royal New Zealand Ballet posters are out and about the country for Sleeping Beauty, featuring my illustrations teamed with design by Special Group http://www.specialgroup.co.nz/work.php . I really enjoyed working on the title typography .
Keep an eye out for more of my drawing in the programme if you check out the show …
My pretty patterned elephant friend here seemed to be the crowd favourite at Pixel Ink gallery opening night. I love him, he was great fun to work on while trapped inside during the freak Wellington snow attack ! I actually used some sandpaper and a kitchen scrubber to get extra texture .
On show for another 5 weeks at Pixel Ink Gallery, Cuba Street , Wellington…Read More
Before human and rat arrival, handsome New Zealand native birds dominated the forests ! The evolutional branch of the Callaeidae Family consisted of only 3 birds – Tieke ( Saddleback ) – Kokako – and Huia. The Huia has since evaporated – one recording remains of an elderly Maori man whistling its’ call from memory …
And now i’ve translated that back into artwork. Well, with a transcribing hand from a musical friend. Such an interesting idea. You can hear it here http://www.nzbirds.com/birds/huia.htmlRead More
Following on from the intricately detailed ‘ Evolution #1 ‘, comes ‘ Evolution with Gold ‘ , which has a simpler and more patterned look. The shapes are a kind of building blocks , building from seacreature scales up to bird feathers, vastly simplifying this evolutionary process.
This piece was exhibited at Pixel Ink Gallery during my show ‘ 4 Billion Years Later ‘ and is still available for sale to a good home.Read More