Wairarapa; Distant Hills with Long Plains


Wairarapa; Distant Hills with Long Plains
2007

Acrylic on canvas

1680 x

615mm

$890.00 NZD


Having painted Moment, I wanted to create another large work similar to Tararua Ranges. This one is slightly bigger and depicts more details occurring in the foreground.

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.

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.

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.