2 weeks away from a huge show at Eden Park featuring 100 talented artists!
Purchase tickets in the link below to the opening evening or the weekend show!
I will be displaying my recent work at my stall all weekend so some come say hello!!
Switch Plane is the first part of my most creative thinking series yet. Through deep thought and a lot of planning, I have created a painting on a skateboard that looks into the idea of perspective.
Perspective was an idea that changed the art scene and the architectural scene forever throughout the renaissance period. Inspired by this, I have opened up a new look into perspective, but from an inanimate object. A view not possible from the human eye, I have created the “Boards-eye view” series. Switching the dimensional plane to an essential 4D plane, we can see what the skateboard sees from the ground up.
Skating “switch” through Auckland City, I present Switch Plane.
Oil on 7 ply maple wood 8.5” skateboard
Here I have created my own version of a modern mythical Greek Goddess, Amphitrite. Amphitrite is the goddess of the sea, wife of Poseidon. I have painted her wearing aquamarine jewellery, the stone of the sea or ocean where its sits as a crown for royalty. The wave I have represented here is movement or curves of her hair, such dynamic movement in both have similar qualities, supported by the cool tones of blue for the sea.
Oil on canvas
1200 x 900 mm
A competition I have created in search for a name has been won. A young lady who submitted a named which got the most attention submitted “Bengal Ka Raja”
My latest work which idolizes a magnificent creatured of which is endangered. As he sits up on his throne, the Royal Bengal Tiger basks as the national animal of India.
Oil on Linen
This study series comments on time in Art. How is it important? Is it relevant? What part does it play on price and quality of both itself and the artist?
it is a subject in the industry I am still trying to understand so this series offers a visual challenge to the concept of time.
oil on canvas x4
For Sale @ Flagstaff Gallery, link in Bio
A mural commission for Kedgely Intermediate. Two of the 3 Sole Mio opera singers who attended this intermediate. Very smiley guys that will look great on this wall by the main field. My new biggest piece to date. This was a challenge to paint on weatherboard (an uneven surface) but a challenge accepted regardless!
aerosol on weatherboard
A commission by Universal music for a live painting at Waitangi @ Waititi, a festival in Glen Eden on Waitangi Day. This was a wicked experience, getting to work outside, working with an awesome music company, working live for the first time At a festival, appearing on live national television for the first time, and once again attempting a bigger and better Aerosol artwork. So much learnt and met some awesome people on the way!
2.4m x 3.6m
Aerosol on Plywood
A cool piece I have been working on for some months now, but as I will be keeping this piece I had to create this drawing in my spare time which is not very often for me so I chipped away at it for some time. Very happy to finally get this finished, glad to not be parting with this piece for once so I’m excited to get it to the framers and hung up in my place!
charcoal and colour pencil on paper
1050mm x 750mm
Not for sale
So I had a week getting back to work for 2020 where I wanted to do something different and challenging so I decided to purchase some oil paints and brushes and a little canvas to attempt a little painting. I had to paint an eye, of course, as my first piece, I nice beautiful blue eye worked perfectly! I’m happy with how this painting turned out and I look forward to doing more and learning more and working with mixing and manipulating colours again!
Oil on canvas.
Was a great opening night at the Kings Art Show this year. The 2019 show brought me two new sales and a lot of new faces! Awesome to have the model come along to the opening night too and meet potential buyers and organisers. But unfortunately neither of us got to meet the buyer of the piece. Very happy with the result!
Je Danse was an awesome project I had the pleasure of doing after discovering this awesome talent. Je Danse means ‘I dance’ in French which was beautifully named by my model in this picture, Aleksandra. A lot of planning and coordination went into this process and then drawing it created a lot of excitement and challenges. I was very impressed to learn a lot about pole dancing and what goes into the dance. A lot of strength and flexibility is only some of the things you must excel in to participate in this. So I only hope that by me creating a stance of which can look graceful and contemporary, but also showing the back muscle activation, that can tell a story more than just what you see.
Charcoal on Lana paper
1m x 1.5m
I had the opportunity to apply my interest in mural art for this New Balance and Phantom Billboard collab of Kawhi Leonard on Khyber pass in Newmarket. NBA MVP was a fun mission painting and had a lot of cool support and feedback from it. Really keen to get more jobs like this and start developing my spray can skills more.
Aerosol on plywood
A self-taught realism artist born and raised in West Auckland, New Zealand.