Welcome to my website.
This will take you through a wide variety of artwork, from photo-realism through to crazy abstracts, with a range of other styles in between.
I grew up with a pencil and drawing pad in my hand, and always enjoyed art work as a hobby and on a very small scale. It was only a few years ago that I tried what I had always wanted to do - that is to learn to use water colours and paint a large picture.
After a couple of tentative attempts I seemed to get the hang of it, and away I went. After a while my attention turned to acrylics, and that is the medium I use now, mostly. I became interested in paintings of fish after having been commissioned to do one of a snapper underwater. As this proved very popular the painting journey into the watery world of fish and sea life began. These fish paintings, with their prints proved to be a successful venture, but later I strayed from fishy things for a while as other subjects became tempting.
These include various animals and plants, beach scenes etc., and commissioned portraits of people, pets and property. Since stretched canvases became popular my attention turned to abstracts, with a desire to produce some zany creations using unlimited creativity and artistic licence. This has been a learning curve, and became a bit of a passion for a while, so now and then I dabble in abstract. Lately fishy things have raised their heads again, and found themselves transported once more from my brush on to stretched canvas.
Recently I’ve enjoyed creating some large paintings of the surf – wild and wonderful as it is at the local beaches the Bay of Plenty is blessed with. It’s been a challenge to produce these paintings using photos as a guide, and is most enjoyable as a change from other subjects. Watercolour too has come back into the equation, and I’m re-discovering the joys of working with this medium, which is an entirely different experience from using arylics.
Oh – there’s so much scope for paintings and not enough hours in the day for all that I’d like to do! Please feel free to explore the wide variety of artwork displayed here. I hope you will enjoy the selection, and I would be most happy for you to be in touch, and to hear your comments.
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