2003-2004

These are my works from when I was at The Learning Connexion, from 2002 – 2004.

The Kea
This commissioned piece is for a family as they prepare to leave the Kindergarten that they have been heavily involved
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Arakura School – Drawing
After seeing a colleague’s masterful depiction of different ideas using the artist John Pule, I decided that this would be
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Son of Man
This painting was created for the Titahi Bay Community Church “Stations of the Cross” Art experience, Easter 2015. For the
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Eric Clapton
For a while now I have been wanting to do a portrait of my favourite guitarists to adorn the walls
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The Surrounds
This painting is technically unfinished. It was painted as ‘therapy’ for me as I struggled through some times in my
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Piwakawaka III
This artwork was painted as a gift to family friends who have offered us a huge amount of friendship and
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Piwakawaka II
Begun back in January as a personal project to deal with my depression, this project pulled me out of the
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Piwakawaka I
Begun back in January as a personal project to deal with my depression, this project pulled me out of the
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Days Bay
This is the final piece I finished before giving painting away in late 2009. I had become sick of the
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Burn; Holy Ground
This painting was completed after a series at church that looked at the place we are and the holiness of
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A Life Alive; The fire deep inside lightens the hills
Using oils and the JWM Turner style of palette knife application and wax medium to thicken up the paint. As
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Broken Together
Broken Together 2008 Enamel on Canvasboard 600mm x 280mm (each) Using sgraffito to create landscapes through a layer of black
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Darkness – Taipouri
Darkness – Taipouri 2008 Enamel on Canvasboard 670mm x 283mm This is my first in a series of using sgraffito
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Forgotten Memory
Forgotten Memory 2008 Enamel on Canvasboard 600mm x 280mm Using sgraffito to create landscapes through a layer of black enamel
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Restricted Freedom and Grace
Restrcited Freedom and Grace 2008 Enamel on Board 215mm x 1060mm (each) Another spray painting using stencils, including my first
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Mercy and Grace
Mercy and Grace 2008 Enamel on Board 215mm x 1060mm (each) Using spray paint and stencils, this artwork diptych looks
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Lift My Eyes to the Hills
Lift My Eyes to the Hills 2008 Oil on Canvas 800mm x 535mm Using oils and the JWM Turner style
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Moment
Moment 2008 Oil on Canvas 760mm x 380mm After seeing the success one of my earlier works ‘Isolation Under the
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Setting Sail to the Setting Sun; The End of the First Voyage to Aotearoa
Setting Sail to the Setting Sun; The End of the First Voyage to Aotearoa 2007 Oil on Canvas 1000mm x
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Open Gate; To a world where all are welcome yet few enter
Open Gate; to a world where all are welcome yet few enter 2007 Oil on Canvas 860mm x 580mm Using
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Like Father, Like Son; God’s Son Raised from the Dead
This painting is one of my finest landscapes where I incorporate the father figure at the end of a pier.
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Rerenga Haeata i te atatu, Rerenga Tonga o te ra
Rerenga Haeata i te atatu, Rerenga Tonga o te ra Sunrise, Sunset 2007 Enamel on Board 780mm x 360mm (each)
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Heavenly Eclipse; When the Son comes between the Earth and the Moon, 2009
This painting is one of the last paintings I have done in Acrylics, before moving to using oil paints for
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Taupo; East of the great lake with western shores in the distance
Taupo; East of the great lake with western shores in the distance 2007 Oil on Canvas 1000mm x 735mm After
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The Hill of Tamatea; The Land Eater
The Hill of Tamatea; The Land Eater 2006 Oil on Canvas 915mm x 610mm After travelling up to the Hawkes
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Murderer’s Bay; First European contact with Aotearoa
Murderer’s Bay is the location of a slaughter of sorts as an attack on European ships that had come to
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Pillar Of Fire
This is a large painting originally painted on calico stretched over an old wardrobe door. It depicts the pillar of
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Moa Point; Looking out to a distant New York
Moa Point; Looking out to a distant New York 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 915mm x 610mm This painting is one
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Kotuku; Three Generations Over Turned by the Storm, May 2006
Kotuku; Three Generations Over Turned by the Storm, May 2006 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 915mm x 610mm On May 13,
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Light Box II
Light Box II 2006 Acrylic on Board 445mm x 580mm Over the course of this year, I became interested in
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Light Box I
Light Box I 2006 Acrylic on Board 460mm x 1200mm Over the course of this year, I became interested in
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Fulham from Jury’s Inn, December 2005
Fulham from Jury’s Inn, December 2005 Where better to begin painting in the style of Turner, than in the UK,
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Breaker Bay
Breaker Bay 2005 Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas 1200mm x 900mm This painting was pained from a series of photos that
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Created
Created 2005 Acrylic on Calico 800mm x 490mm This is my first and only self portrait painting. During my art
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Isolation Under the Son
Isolation Under the Son 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 900mm x 390mm One of my realism paintings that was exhibited at
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King of the Jews
A hark back to my old days of painting abstract, with heavy McCahon and Hotere influences. The triptych is reference
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Light Room
Light Room This is the final in the series looking at light in a box, and it takes the Vermeer
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Light Humbling
Light Humbling 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 1200mm x 430mm This is the second in a two part series titled ‘Light’,
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Light of Life
Light Humbling 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 1200mm x 365mm This is the first in a two part series titled ‘Light’,
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Freedom
Freedom 2005 Acrylic on Board with wire netting 960mm x 500mm (both) One of my only mixed media works, where
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