Art Archive

  • Liberty II

    Liberty II

    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. This is the second painting.

  • Outside Jerusalem

    Outside Jerusalem

    2003
    Acrylic on canvas
    W400 x H300
    Sold

    Following my Christian faith, I decided to depict a landscape scene from my imagination of what it might look like outside of Jerusalem.

  • South of Pencarrow

    South of Pencarrow

    2003
    Acrylic on un-stretched calico
    W1890 x H430
    Sold

    Taking a familiar and favourite landscape of the Pencarrow heads, I experimented with creating artwork using a limited colour palette. This dramatically changed how I viewed landscapes, and in particular, creating skies. It was also around here that I began seeing texture and artistic strokes as an incorporated part of the painting.

  • Storm

    Storm

    2003
    Acrylic on un-stretched calico
    W5700 x H1890
    Private Collection

    After a year at art school building my confidence in painting large murals on calico, I took to creating a three part work featuring Christ the crucifix. The storm brews overhead and within the clouds a poem about the ultimate sacrifice.

  • The Gate

    The Gate

    2003
    Acrylic on un-stretched canvas
    W1560 x H895
    $1640.00 NZD

    This work was hugely inspired by the great New Zealand artist, Colin McCahon. It links to the three crosses on the hill; Christ flanked by the two criminals. The term “Gate” is an opening, an access point to further fields, similar to how Christ is a gate to heaven.

  • This Time Around

    This Time Around

    2003
    Acrylic on canvas
    W1760 x H1170
    Private Collection

    This is a sky study based off a photograph I took of a particularly stunning sunset. Working with a range of different tonal studies and layering was a challenge. I am particularly fond of the subtle flare on the hills that somehow makes the white of the setting sun brighter.

  • 75 Years

    75 Years

    2004
    Acrylic on board
    W170 x H375
    $375.00 NZD

    Experimenting on painting on a different material. This one is painted on two boards from a small apple box.

    “75 Years Seventy Five on this forsaken ground. Eternity goes on. Is your eternal well-being in the hands of the father?”

  • Another Day Dawns

    Another Day Dawns

    2004
    Acrylic on canvas
    W400 x H600
    Sold

    A simplified landscape which utilised a copper paint. I was inspired by the topographical maps which use contour lines to identify the mountains and valleys. I decided to use this idea to draw the landscape and it’s details. I have gone on to use this multiple times in my drawings and artworks since.

    “Another day dawns, the wind blows across the sea.”

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    2004
    Acrylic on canvas
    W1500 x H320
    $1250.00 NZD

    I have always loved the idea of panorama, especially long, thin canvases with stretching landscapes. For this one, I also wanted to experiment with the arrangement of both pieces, where it can be displayed next to each other either way around. One makes an island, where both ends can be seen. The other way around makes two peninsulas looking out through the heads.

  • Christ’s Sake

    Christ’s Sake

    2004
    Acrylic on canvas
    W610 x H920
    $2800.00 NZD

    Another crucifixion scene highlighting the robber on the cross next to Christ. Many hand studies and drawings were created in the process of creating this. This is my first attempts at creating a semi realistic or detailed painting.