Creative connections: a chat with Joe McMenamin This week we had a chat to Wellington artistÂ Joe McMenamin, on the occasion of the second print run of his highly successfulÂ 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 […]
I am very excited to announce the release of my latest project â€“ the NZ Native Birds Colouring Book! They are available to purchase in theÂ 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 […]
Today I’m in theDomPost, talking about the NZ Art Show.Click on the photo below to read the full article.
I’ve started a new mailing list to keep people up to date with my latest work and upcoming exhibitions. I’m also planning on doing a few giveaways too. Click on SUBSCRIBEto be in the loop.
Thanks to the lovely people at Capital Mag for featuring me in their Winter issue. The rest of the magazine is pretty awesome too and you can buy it from most supermarkets and bookshops.
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 […]
This is my latest painting: a tui (New Zealand native bird). It is painted in acrylic paint on a plywood panel. Here are some progress photos that I took while painting this piece: I finished this painting with Danish Oil, which brought out the colour in the paint and the natural grain of the wood. […]
This is the latest painting in a series that I’ve been working onfor the opening of my exhibition at Kakapo Ink. (see the invite at the bottom of the post – I’d love you to come along if you are in Wellington, NZ) The series concentrates onthe conceptof tattooing as represented by the organic pattern. […]
I’ve just completed my two latest commission pieces. I was asked to rendertwo of my images onto the same size wood grain boxes (A4) to makea matching set. These are usually printed on white printmaking paper and I really like the interaction between the images and the wood grain. I really enjoy working on commissions […]
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.