Storm

2003
Acrylic on un-stretched calico
W5700 x H1890
Private Collection

After a year at art school building my confidence in painting large murals on calico, I took to creating a three part work featuring Christ the crucifix. The storm brews overhead and within the clouds a poem about the ultimate sacrifice.

Night Falls

2001
Acrylic on un-stretched canvas
W1050 x H740
Private collection

While attending the National Leadership Development Course in 2001, which consisted of a 3 day solo on the shore of Lake Rotowiti, I had written a poem one of the nights there. Following this I turned the poem into this three part painting, again in the style of Colin McCahon.

“Night falls silently across the hills and lake, floating through thin air which chills the bone.

Night falls bringing with it darkness around the land but there is something else it brings, Building and eating away at a lonely soul. Fear strikes in the dark of the Night. Terror runs through the blood of body.

Night falls all is peacefull(sic) or not so full. As I toss and turn in my bag of warm a chill runs down my spine.”

Alas My Love

2000
Acrylic on un-stretched canvas
W500 x H894
Private Collection

This work is one of my first paintings on actual canvas. Before this my artworks had all been on paper from school. Here I used a poem by Kevin Max Smith of DC Talk fame, and recreated it in the style of one of my artistic heros; Colin McCahon.