"My paintings’ capture the power and beauty of the natural environment."
Inspired by living in some of New Zealand's most beautiful towns and areas such as growing up in the Bay of Islands, 10 years at Waihi Beach and then 2 years in Wanaka - captivated by the lakes, mountains and NZ Native flora and fauna, my paintings illustrate the essence of New Zealand.
Nature reminds me there is something greater; a sacred mystery. It is through being in nature that stillness arises within me and I find I'm able to reconnect with my essential self at the deepest level.
My skilled use of light, and juxtaposition of nature and design - gives classic kiwi imagery and landscapes a unique sense of heightened reality. I combine meticulous brush work with thoughtful compositions, and my work reveals distinctive colour and design.
Im engaged with a love affair with viscosity and colour and have reasserted the vitality of this medium. My objective is to create dynamic artworks, which, in intensity of colour and size, spatially embrace and emotionally engage the audience.
Adopting techniques of the old masters I use many layers of oils that behold a lustrous atmospheric appearance, my paintings can take up to 4 months to complete. Uncompromising quality resin oil paints, sable brushes and belgium linen or cotton canvas is selected with care for all paintings.
Signature to my painting is the tondo (circle shape) that speaks of sacred and divine energy in nature and within each of us. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness and all cyclic movement.
I was seduced by the power of public art when Wanaka Primary School commissioned me to do a massive 28 x 1 metre spray painting piece. I enjoy exploring new ways to share beauty as I see it.
I have twice been a finalist for NZ Painting and Printmaking Award and my work is showcased in galleries throughout New Zealand. My works are held in significant collections such as the Wallace Art Trust Collection, and in both private and corporate collections throughout the world. I explored fine art practices while studying Bachelor of Art and Design and have been a professional Artist since 2002.
I have a range of limited edition prints. Each limited edition print is hand signed, dated, numbered.
All original Fine-Art paintings are on stretched belgium linen or 100% cotton canvas.
I enjoy working on commissions and would love to discuss with you. Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org +64 (0)21 535 217