Recently I used the Artivive app to add a new dimension to some of the artworks in my solo exhibition ‘Equivocal’ at Muse Art Gallery in Havelock North. The app allows you to bring your paintings to life using animation and sound. This is my first time exploring what I can do with it. You can see the videos I made here.Read More
On now - and extended until August 10th . . .
Muse Art Gallery, Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay, NZRead More
How two different artists can independently arrive at a similar point but via very different routes. And why it’s ok to ‘steal’ ideas from many artists and remix them into your own unique style. The key is to combine, but not to copy.Read More
Images from my recent exhibition. I was really pleased with how it went, it was a lovely space with good light (and some great shadows at certain times of the day!).Read More
Some of my work can now be seen (and purchased) in the UK, at Gallery 57 in Arundel. I have a series of small shaped paintings / wall sculptures in their current exhibition.Read More
Yay!! - I'm a finalist in a national painting and drawing award. Here is the painting I entered, and a bit about the award.
Winners announced 16th February 2019.
Exhibition runs from 17th February - 7th April 2017Read More
Come to my solo exhibition - I will be in the gallery all week! January 22nd - 27th 2019.Read More
I’ve been asked a few times recently why I switched to being an artist, so here’s a not-very-brief answer to that question!Read More
I have some work in the Artbourne 2018 exhibition, to raise funds for scholarships to Wellesley College.Read More
This was originally written as an email to my mailing list people - I’m posting it here because someone else might find it interesting too - and I’d like some more opinions about what to call these artworks!Read More
How my monochrome shadows paintings came about - it was almost by accident - and the process I use to design and produce them.Read More
My very first memory of becoming really excited by art was when, as a young child, I was allowed to play with a pair of expensive Vasarely art books with accompanying printed transparencies, that could be overlayed and shifted to create crazy optical effects. I had to be really careful with them, they were very expensive and very precious to my parents - and they were probably two of the most fascinating books on the floor-to-ceiling shelves in our house crammed with architecture and art volumes.Read More
I've just read a great article on collecting art - even on a budget - art that YOU like, art that means something to you, not the type of art that is 'trendy' right now. It talks about how much more joy you can get from an art collection when you know the artist, or when the pieces have some emotional meaning to you. And about how an art collection can grow over the years, and morph and change as your budget and taste changes, but how this creates a rich, personal collection that really represents you and your own style and personality.
Last weekend we went to ...Read More
I’ve just completed a small number of little shaped paintings, mostly on aluminium, and one on mdf. I have plans to create a whole series of these, but I started with these five as an initial experiment, and so I could try techniques out and refine the process. I learned quite a few tricks along the way, including a lot about fugitive colours.Read More
Sometimes the inspiration for my paintings comes from models I have made and photographed in different lighting conditions. Other times I am inspired by places I’ve been, things I’ve experienced or just how a place makes me feel.
Colour can evoke emotions and memories, and that is what I tried to capture with these paintings.Read More
I had been considering putting my work forward for publication on Creative Ripple, but they beat me to it by approaching me instead. That sort of thing is always a nice confidence boost! A few weeks ago Creative Ripple featured an article about me and my work.Read More