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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The Kakapo and a foray into Green

Mar 22

Kakapo 2013

Kakapo 2013

I felt it was time to portray another rare and native New Zealand bird, and the Kakapo was top of my list. They are big, green, patterned, cute, and do not fly. There are less than one hundred and fifty left in the world. Evolving to flightlessness left the birds vulnerable when new animals and humans made home in the previously predator-free islands.

At first i was wary, not being a master of strong or apple greens . Turns out , next to neutrals and blacks, green looks gorgeous. Also i have trialled a dash of gold spraypaint; i like.

I am doing a set of limited edition prints at $90 , please email me if interested.

The original painting is now up at Quay Gallery, Napier.

Close-up Kakapo

Close-up Kakapo

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Barnacle Swing

Feb 27

Barnacle Swing  2013  Cropped

Barnacle Swing 2013 Cropped

A new personal work i finished today …

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New Paintings hosted by Quay Gallery

Feb 12

RW at Quay

RW at Quay

I made a trip up to Ahuriri, Napier to visit a selection of my paintings on display at Quay Gallery. They look great up. And here I am!  And then I went for Gin and Tonic to combat the heat.

Happy thanks to Richard and Sue for hosting them.

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A Painting for Skin

Feb 12

Gregs' Tattoo Design

Gregs' Tattoo Design

Lately i’ve been asked often if i could custom design tattoos , and these are some of my first ventures. Exciting and an honour.  Both are designed for clients backs , and i really look forward to seeing them translated on to human skin …

Pohutakawa Tattoo

Hollys' Pohutakawa Tattoo

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A Dragon for the New Year !

Jan 30

Dragon in Progress

Dragon in Progress

Water Dragon 2013

Water Dragon 2013

Welcome to Two Thousand and Thirteen everyone. Being on the east coast of New Zealand , i suppose i was one of the first to make it here .

I’ve got a brainload of painting ideas and projects for the year -  first of which is the Eastern Water Dragon , whom i met in the National Aquarium ; and present to you now.   He usually dwells in Australia , and can stay underwater for up to 90 minutes when hiding from predators etc. Amazing !

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Christmas Prints

Dec 17

Hi folks , today is the last day in which you can order a print and get it delivered in time for Christmas. Otherwise, i’ll be back in the studio next year , HO HO HO and HAPPY 2013 !

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The King Shag of New Zealand

Nov 06

King Shag in progress

King Shag in progress

This glamorous Bird is on his way to Quay Gallery in Napier.  The King Shag is native to and rare in New Zealand . It was great to paint with a combination of inks , watercolours , and metallic gold acrylic , perched upon a shellfish encrusted rock with a little glimmer of lost treasure.

New Zealand King Shag 2012

New Zealand King Shag 2012

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Universe in progress

Sep 30

It’s not quite finished yet – but i really like the cropped close – up shots of this one.  I’ve painted  the proceedings of the Big Bang , the formation of the earth , of cells , creature  scales , zebra pattern, interesting plants  ….

Universe_closeup

Universe_closeup

Universe In Progress close-up

Universe In Progress close-up

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Venetian Turtles

Sep 24

Here’s a recent commission i really enjoyed working on . Melting , puddling buildings of Venice !

Venetian_Turtles_Full_2012

Venetian_Turtles_Full_2012

Venetian_Turtles_2012

Venetian_Turtles_2012

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