Latest Commission of French Farm

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I was very lucky to recently be asked to do a commission by Fiona and Peter Bersani of their much loved family batch at French Farm which was on the market at the time. So there was some responsibility to capture the elements that were important to them as a reminder of this special place…. Read more »

Chambers Gallery Opening

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My first solo exhibition is now open at the Chambers Gallery, Rangiora Library. Entitled Peninsula, Figures in the Landscape it encompasses work from Little Akaloa, Okains Bay and Quail Island looking back to the Port Hills and Lyttelton and plays with some new techniques incorporating charcoal, wax, inktense sticks and acrylic paint. Check it out… Read more »

Exhibition is open!

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Hi all. Went out to Oxford today to have a look at the gallery and the exhibition looks great. I took some photos so you can see what the gallery space is like. It’s a surprisingly big, modern gallery and everything is spaced nicely so it looks really sharp. Very happy, so big thanks to… Read more »

Final piece finished!

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What a great feeling! The final painting for the Oxford exhibition done and dusted, the sealant drying as I write this. Really happy with it. Quite a moody feel and the sharpness of the metallic train tracks really draws you into the painting. It’s called Finding Direction and there are a couple of images below…. Read more »

Creation of the Artwork

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I use an interesting technique that enables me to paint in a watercolour style on canvas. This involves applying a molding paste base that creates an absorbent surface which the fluid acrylics can bleed and flow on. It also creates some interesting textures which show through in the finished works, giving them an ‘alive’ quality…. Read more »