Kotuku; Three generations over-turned by the storm


Kotuku; Three generations over-turned by the storm
2006

Acrylic on canvas

915 x

610mm

$1899.00 NZD


Following a tragedy in the South Island where a grandfather, father, and son from the same family died in a boating accident during a storm in the Foveaux Strait. The boat’s name was Kotuku, which is also the Māori name for the white heron. Turner regularly documented boats, storms and disasters in his work, and so it felt poignant to create this painting.

Moa Point; Looking out to a distant New York


Moa Point; Looking out to a distant New York
2006

Acrylic on canvas

915 x

610mm

$1499.00 NZD


Moa point is located on the south coast of Wellington, around the corner from the airport. With the International Airport right there, the distant New York becomes closer, although an L.A. stop over is required.

Murderers Bay; First European Contact with Aotearoa



Murderers Bay; First European Contact with Aotearoa
2006

Acrylic on canvas

710 x

560mm

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My first intentional ‘Turner’ inspired painting with title and style used to create a historical event. It depicts the arrival of Able Tasman to New Zealand and the mooring in Golden Bay, Nelson.

Pillar of Fire



Pillar of Fire
2005

Acrylic on calico

600 x

1860mm

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This painting had a couple of iterations. It was going to have a pair called “Pillar of Smoke” referencing the guides that God provided leading Israel out of Egypt. However, time and efforts lead me into other areas of painting. This painting also got damaged and was reframed on a slightly shorted frame to allow for it’s sale.

Light Box II



Light Box II
2005

Acrylic on board

210 x

470mm

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This is the second of internal views of a box that contains light. The text is created by printing out the words and then cutting them out with a knife before dabbing paint over the top. It’s not exactly handwritten, but it creates neat text in paint.


“LIFE. Rise the next day. Light the path. SHINE. Life. Containment. Containment. Containment. Contamination.

Light of Life


Light of Life
2005

Acrylic on canvas

1200 x

365mm

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Following on from “Light Humbling“, this is the red version.

“LIGHT. which ____ the darkness, but we have the light of life. Lead the way for the lost. Illuminate the soul.”

Light Room


Light Room
2005

Acrylic on calico on board

1210 x

470mm

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After studying the works of Vermeer in Art History class, I decided to use this as inspiration for continuing my light in a box series, and explored the box being a room. I loved the way that Vermeer was able to capture light and shadows in his work, and attempted recreating that in this work.

Light Humbling


Light Humbling
2005

Acrylic on canvas

1200 x

430mm

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“Light of the World that they may see. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up in due time. Let your light shine before men.”

Light Box I


Light Box I
2005

Acrylic on board

460 x

1200mm

Artwork damaged


The idea of creating a world inside a box was the inspiration for this work; imagining looking into a box to see light captured inside. This artwork was destroyed to create further artworks, as the board was quite heavy and was difficult to hang.

“Struggling out. Exposing Truth. Shine Out. Shine Out. Shine Out. Shine On. Life. Shine Out Shine Out Shine On”

King of the Jews


King of the Jews
2005

Acrylic on unstretched calico

860 x

1620mm

$5699.00 NZD


“CRUCIFY HIM. But Jesus did not say anything. ‘I am not guilty of this mans death. You are the ones who are causing it. Clean Me. Are you the KING OF THE JEWS? Jesus answered ‘Those are your words.”
“That old rugged cross, bearing the sins of all. The curtain in the TEMPLE was town into 2 TWO pieces; from the top to the bottom (a curtain divided the Most Holy Place from the other parts of the Temple.)”
“DARKNESS covered the earth EARTH for 3 three HOURS. ELI Eli, Eli lama sabachthani. Surely He was the Son of God SON OF GOD.”