Naenae Mural project The Naenae bowling club has been redeveloped and a large fence has been built between the bowling club and the Naenae Olympic pool. The council were concerned about graffiti going up on the new fence and wanted to create a piece of art that reflected the local community as well as deterring […]

Pop up shop grand opening!

I am excited to be teaming up with Craft Central Markets and opening a unique pop-up shop in Lower Hutt’s CBD this week. We are opening in previously-vacant shop on the corner of Laings Road and High Street, Lower Hutt. It is a beautiful corner location, with big windows, lots of light and all the space we need. […]

Retro skateboard series

I’ve been working on a series of nautical-themed artworks. I painted directly on to skateboard shapes cut out of plywood and really like the way the shape of the works interact with the composition of the images. I’ve incorporated some of my organic patterns into the works, which work especially well in the waves. There […]

New typeface print

I’ve been working on a typeface print for the last few weeks. My plan is to turn it into a working font, although I haven’t got that far yet. In the meantime I am going to produce this as an A2 open edition print. Here is the print:   I’ve also been playing with the […]

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 […]

Progress on macaw commission

I’m working on a large commission of a Macaw. It is quite large (80x150xm). I’ve added red dye around the top of the head to bring some colour into the design. The surface is plywood applied with Danish oil. I’m really enjoying working on something so big, and pushing the patterns to create something new […]

My prints At Endemic World

My prints are now available for purchase at Endemic World, Ponsonby Road, Auckland. They recently made a blog post featuring one of my robin prints: Print Pairs! Fave prints, and fave places Go and check it out, and if you live in Auckland go and see my work in real life.