Feature on the Felt Blog

Creative connections: a chat with Joe McMenamin This week we had a chat to Wellington artist Joe McMenamin, on the occasion of the second print run of his highly successful NZ Native Birds Colouring Book. This publication for adults with the colouring bug takes you on a journey of discovery around New Zealand to explore our native […]

NZ Native Birds Colouring Book

I am very excited to announce the release of my latest project – the NZ Native Birds Colouring Book! They are available to purchase in the SHOP. Take a journey of discovery around New Zealand and explore our native birds. From the Rifleman at Cape Reinga to the Kakapo on Stuart Island, colour your way though […]

Hutt News feature

I had a chat to the editor of the Hutt Newsabout my art and the Naenae Makers’ Club a few days ago and he wrote this feature about me in the latest edition (click on the image below to read the whole article). It’s greatbeing in my local paper and I’m excited about the Art […]

2015 NZ Art Show work

Its coming up to one of my favourite times of year: next week is the NZ Art Show, held at the TSB Arena in Wellington. I have a ‘single artist wall’ at the show, which means that Ill be there in person to talk about my works and sell my paintings and prints. The NZ […]

New prints for 2015

I have just completed these three new A3 prints. The huia, hare and fox cub are all open edition prints, but I colour them by hand to make each one unique. They are available for NZ$90 each in my online shop HERE,or for a limited time you can pick up a print for only $50 […]

Kakapo Ink exhibition

Last Friday wasthe opening of my exhibition at Kakapo Ink tattoo studio/gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. I am interested in developing the links between tattooing and my art, and have had lots of comments about how my flowing patterns would work well as tattoos. Lots of these prints are available through my SHOP Feel free […]

NZ Art Show work

Below are the paintings that I exhibited at the NZ Art show, 25 – 28th July. The paintings that sold are marked as such.  Thanks to everyone that came the NZ Art show, particularly those who picked up one or more of my works.

Endemic World interview

I was interviewed last week by Endemic World. Here is most of the interview, just pop over to the Endemic blog to check out the whole thing. They also stock some of my prints and originals and if you are in Auckland you can go and check them out. You’re a photography teacher as well as artist. […]

The evolution of my patterns

I’ve been thinking lately about how the patterns I use in my work have developed over the last five years or so. I started off adding typography to the painted, textured backgrounds on my canvas paintings. The words were written in Indian ink using a very fine point brush. The ink worked much better than […]