Outside Jerusalem

2003
Acrylic on canvas
W400 x H300
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Following my Christian faith, I decided to depict a landscape scene from my imagination of what it might look like outside of Jerusalem.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hand of God

2003
Acrylic on canvas
W506 x H506
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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.

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.

Fence Post

2003
Acrylic on calico
W620 x H2230
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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.

Creation

2003
Acrylic on un-stretched calico
W1890 x H490
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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.

Church

2003
Acrylic on un-stretched calico
W1890 x H350
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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.