Cold London and a new Buffalo

Dec 10

Buffalo closeup

Buffalo closeup

I’ve been working on this lonesome beast lately, playing with hazy white acrylic layers. London has such old and ominous/beautiful buildings, i stroll through them while the cold tries to bite off my fingers.

Buffalo 2013

Buffalo 2013

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Stegosaurus for Amsterdam

Oct 22

Living On The Stegosaurus    2013

Living On The Stegosaurus 2013

‘ Living On The Stegosaurus ‘ is my new piece for the upcoming Gallery 33 exhibition ‘Feathers’ . It’s a group show where a range of artists were invited to create work involving dinosaurs ! Impossible to decline. And my first piece of work exhibited in Europe !

Here is the flyer :

Gallery 33 Feathers Large digiflyer

Gallery 33 Feathers Large digiflyer

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Rhinoceros Ruins in the Sunflower Field

Oct 16

Rhinoceros Ruin In Progress

Rhinoceros Ruin In Progress

A rare and crumbling creature. Not usually spotted in a French sunflower field.

Although, the Wooly Rhino did graze throughout Europe in the Pleistocene until it was (proposedly) hunted into extinction by Neanderthan and early Human peoples…

I really love the strange, empty horizoned halfway point of this painting , so will show that here .

Rhinoceros Ruin  2013

Rhinoceros Ruin 2013

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Good and Crazy Morning France

Sep 25

Insane French Rooster 2013

Insane French Rooster 2013

My new neighbour in rural France has a rooster. This rooster appears to be a touch deranged. He crows at the moon, he crows at the rain. He reminds me of Tom Waits.  He has been fun to paint.

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Doorways of Lyon

Aug 28

I’ve been wandering around France in a strange daze. The quaint beauty and the flower baskets. The 500 year old buildings. The doorways … this one is inspired by such and is thus named ‘Portal’.  I love the layers of the ancient and the new. Strange to me, being from such a young country as New Zealand. I’ve been playing with gesso to get the misty and eroded textures at the lower part …

Portal   2013

Portal 2013

Portal Mid-crop

Portal Mid-crop

Portal Low-Crop

Portal Low-Crop

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Underwater mystery

Aug 28

Machines Of Recovery album artwork sneak peek

Machines Of Recovery album artwork sneak peek

Here’s a sneak peek of an album-artwork piece i am working on for the Hunting Bears, the New Zealand band. The album will be called Machines of Recovery. I will update when it is ready ….!

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Fluttering ! Fantail and Hummingbird

Aug 04

Fantail In Progress

Fantail In Progress

Fantail Piwakawaka Ball    2013

Fantail Piwakawaka Ball 2013

Tufted_Coquette_closeup

Tufted_Coquette_closeup

A couple of colourful splashy and fun pieces  i’ve been painting lately …

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Giant and Colourful Kereru !

Jun 17

Otherwise known as the New Zealand Wood Pidgeon, it is endemic to our corner of the world. I shall dub this one Kereru Rouge , as i really exaggerated the reds in the feathers.  I’ve used  a gesso block to add an interesting texture to this one . And now to decide , black frame – or cream frame … ?

Kereru Rouge Close-up

Kereru Rouge Close-up

Keruru Rouge   2013

Keruru Rouge 2013

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The Giant Wellington Landscape

Jun 03

Wellington_closeup1

Wellington_closeup1

I was commissioned to paint an epic landscape of my city , Wellington. Here she goes. So much detail ! Some close-up peeks ….. The weather is famously windy and insane here , so i’ve tried to reflect that with the painting changing between dark evening stormclouds and a calm sunset.

Wellington_closeup2

Wellington_closeup2

Wellington_closeup3

Wellington_closeup3

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A Bundle of Earth Snakes

Apr 08

Earth Snakes 2013

Earth Snakes 2013

Not everyones’ favourite creature – but these two don’t look so frightening.  Pattern and layers and gold and madness .

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