Art Archive

  • Apocalypse

    Apocalypse

    2003
    Acrylic on Hessian
    W1170 x H1790
    Private collection

    This is the largest piece I have painted so far. It is also my first on hessian. I was surprised at how much paint was required to paint on this surface. This work harks back to Checkmate, an earlier work, where I explore different realms and different perspectives.

  • Blue Moon

    Blue Moon

    2003
    Acrylic on canvas (damaged)
    W380 x H760
    Private collection

    One of the early landscape works where I explored the sense of a blue moon (aside from there not being any blue paint used), with it rising over still waters. The additional aspect to this work is that it can be hung as pictured, or turned ‘upside down’ through 180 degrees. For the vibrancy in the painting, I used PVA glue mixed with the paint to give it an additional sheen.

  • Church

    Church

    2003
    Acrylic on un-stretched calico
    W1890 x H350
    Sold

    One of my first works that I sold at exhibition, this work depicts a typical country church in a vast landscape. This piece measures 1.9m across, and was created on calico, a thinner canvas. In a way, I was inspired by Grahame Sydney for this work, though clearly did not seek the photorealism that Sydney achieves in his works.

  • Creation

    Creation

    2003
    Acrylic on un-stretched calico
    W1890 x H490
    Sold

    Here I take the next step of building my love of the works of Colin McCahon. The text is blended with the landscape, with the sharp cubist lines and deep greens of the hills. There is a darkness to this work, but the white clouds of New Zealand bring hope to the right.

  • Fence Post

    Fence Post

    2003
    Acrylic on calico
    W620 x H2230
    Sold

    This piece continues the landscape studies of McCahon in my collection. It is a tall, skinny mural that towers above the viewer, over two metres tall. The foreground is solidified with a fence that divides the viewer from the hills. The hills are divided, and the height of this work allows for them to be stacked on top of each other, providing different views from one place.

  • Flash

    Flash

    This portrait of my childhood cat growing up, I decided to try my hand at animal portraits and capturing a degree of realism for my work. In 2007, after his death, I decided to rework this piece, as it did not capture the soul of my adorable cat as I wanted him to be remembered. Below is a picture of the 2003 original before it was reworked four years later.

  • Hand of God

    Hand of God

    2003
    Acrylic on canvas
    W506 x H506
    Sold

    I’ve always been fascinated with drawing hands. They’re one thing that I can do. I saw an image similar to this that inspired me to create this painting.

  • Hell’s Heaven

    Hell’s Heaven

    2003
    Acrylic on un-stretched calico
    W1890 x H2015
    Private Collection

    This work is one of my first large paintings on unstretched calico. It depicts the vision of hell with a little slice of heaven in it. The green tree is a symbol of hope in an otherwise vast and destroyed landscape.

  • Jesus

    Jesus

    2003
    Acrylic on un-stretched calico
    W1890 x H2015
    Private Collection

    This work is one of my first paintings where I used pixellation and colour to create a large format painting. Viewed from a distance it makes a more visible picture, but from close up, it appears as just squares.

  • Liberty I

    Liberty I

    2003
    Acrylic on un-stretched calico
    W590 x H1890
    $1240.00 NZD

    My love of New York has been a lifelong fascination and so to continue experimenting with large format pixellation paintings I created two images of the Statue of Liberty.