Fulham; From Jury’s Inn, December 2005


Fulham; From Jury’s Inn, December 2005
2006

Oil on canvas

800 x

490mm

$640.00 NZD


My first painting using oil paints and learning the differences between them and acrylics. This further developed my intrigue in paintings by J.M.W. Turner and used the trip to Europe to build my interest and knowledge of his paintings seeing them first hand in the Tate London and spending hours looking at his works.

Days Bay


Days Bay
2009

Oil on board

1450 x

500mm

Private Collection


Days Bay holds a special place in my life. Having gone to school at Wellesley College and spending my formative years around there, I decided it was an important place for me to record in a painting.
Further to this, in 2010, a year after painting this work, I got married in Days Bay as well.
Shortly after painting this work, I took a conscious break from art and the art world. There were a number of factors to this; the main one being that I had become disillusioned with art galleries displaying ‘untalented’ artworks – works that create themselves or are mistakes of happenstance, or just plain rubbish. I no longer wanted to be considered an ‘artist’ because of what it was beginning to mean. I found it completely disrespectful to the talents of masters of the past such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Picasso to put these creations in the same ball park.

Mercy; Humbly Walk with Your God


Mercy; Humbly Walk with Your God
2008

Enamel on board

230 x

940mm

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Continuing with the use of stencils, text and spraypaints, I explored the idea of grace and mercy. The reds and blacks are strong colours paired with white crosses. The text is taken from Micah 6:8.

“Mercy
Mercy
Mercy
Mercy
To do what is right
To love MERCY
And to walk humbly with your God”

Grace; No More of This


Grace; No More of This
2008

Enamel on board

230 x

940mm

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Continuing with the use of stencils, text and spraypaints, I explored the idea of grace and mercy. The reds and blacks are strong colours paired with white crosses.

“Grace
Grace
Grace
No more of this
They know
They know not what they do
Grace”

Burn; Holy Ground


Burn; Holy Ground
2008

Enamel on canvas

520 x

1005mm

$1450.00 NZD


This work uses a different technique of using spray paint and stencils to create the work. I wanted to explore just how detailed I could make an artwork without using brushes.This work explores the encounter of Moses and the burning bush.

“Burn Burn Ngiha
Do not come any closer
Take off your sandals
You are standing on holy ground
Tapu Whenua”

Broken Together; Broken – Pakaru


Broken Together; Broken – Pakaru
2008

Enamel on canvas on board

600 x

280mm

$450.00 NZD


This is a pair of works which explored opposite terms and the juxtaposition between them. These two works look at “Broken” and “Together”.

Moment


Moment
2007

Oil on canvas

760 x

380mm

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I wanted to create a follow up painting to Isolation Under the Son in oils. The stretching hills and trees is a step back in time and is inspired from the many kilometres spent looking out the window on long road trips through the North Island.