"My paintings’ capture the power and beauty of the natural environment."
I am inspired by having lived in some of New Zealand's most beautiful towns. Growing up in the Bay of Islands, 10 years at Waihi Beach and two years in Wanaka - captivated by the lakes, mountains, NZ Native flora, fauna and birds; 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.
I am engaged with a love affair of 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 paint that behold a lustrous atmospheric appearance, my paintings can take up to 4 months to complete. Uncompromising quality 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 have twice been selected as a finalist for NZ Painting and Printmaking Award. I have also participated in group and solo shows. My work is in many private and cooperate collections across NZ, Australia, UK, USA and Germany including significant collections such as 'The Wallace Art Trust Collection'. I explored fine art practices while studying Bachelor of Art and Design and have been a professional Artist since 2000.
I have a range of limited edition prints. Each limited edition print is hand signed, dated, numbered.
All original Fine-Art original paintings are on stretched belgium linen or 100% cotton canvas.
I enjoy working on commissions and am happy to discuss with you. Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org +64 (0)21 535 217