Rerenga; Haeata – i te atatu – Sunrise


Rerenga; Haeata – i te atatu – Sunrise
2007

Oil and enamel on board

780 x

360mm

$750.00 NZD


In a return to focus on art from New Zealand, in particular, Ralph Hotere, I began playing around with enamel and oil paints, creating layers and scratching away details to create the artwork.
This work is paired with Rerenga; Tonga o te Ra – Sunset

Rerenga; Tonga o te Ra – Sunset


Rerenga; Tonga o te Ra – Sunset
2007

Oil and enamel on board

780 x

360mm

$750.00 NZD


In a return to focus on art from New Zealand, in particular, Ralph Hotere, I began playing around with enamel and oil paints, creating layers and scratching away details to create the artwork. The use of text is always deliberate and this work is my first to use Te Reo Māori in it.
This work is paired with Rerenga; Haeata – i te atatu – Sunrise

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

1000 x

735mm

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A follow up to the painting of Murderer’s Bay, this depicts Able Tasman leaving the country to return after the incident with the local Māori. Originally painted in acrylic, this painting was reworked in oils to include thicker texture and more vibrant colour.

The Hill of Tamatea; The Land Eater


The Hill of Tamatea; The Land Eater
2006

Oil on canvas

915 x

610mm

$1299.00 NZD


Situated in the Hawkes Bay just outside of Porangahau, The Hill of Tamatea; The Land Eater was originally painted from situe and then completed at home. The reason for choosing this piece is largely due to the location having the longest name in the world. In Te Reo Māori, the name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, and translates literally to “the summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.

This is the day that Rome was built


This is the day that Rome was built
2006

Acrylic on canvas

1040 x

510mm

$8990.00 NZD


My love for Italy only expanded after visiting Rome. Seeing the city and travelling the sites, it was phenominal. Experiencing the art and culture of the whole area was mind blowing. In particular, seeing church steps that were worn down from the millions of feet that had used them, doors that were older than the European history of our country. The Colosseum left a lasting impression on me, and using the photos I took and memories I had, created this work.