Creating art is what I love and what I must do. My purpose is to honour my Creator in producing excellent artwork that is contemplative and intelligent. I desire that my work exemplifies the amazement I feel about the ability to create. My hope is to challenge, encourage, and help instill a sense of renewal in the viewer.
The aim for excellence begins with careful planning of each of my narrative compositions. Contemplating the philosophy and feelings I want to evoke, I consider the questions that need to be asked. Which ones do I answer and which do I leave with the viewer to ponder? Although tangents are intuitively explored along the way, the collection of written philosophy, plans, and preliminary drawings comprise a blueprint for each piece. Each day’s work is a journey of faith to the original concept because of the conscientious application of many layers of paint. I love experiencing the fascination of seeing all my ideas and their tangents become reality on canvas, fulfilling or even exceeding my primary vision.
I endeavor that my high contrast, high colour landscapes show Aotearoa New Zealand as the fresh, sparkling and awe-inspiring land she is.
"Ephemeral Perception", the series of paintings currently in-studio, is to be comprised of at least 10 works. New Zealand elements are integrated from my perspective as a relative newcomer to Aotearoa. The paintings are inspired by Christian philosophy and Hubble deep-space images which stir a sense of the bewildering vastness ... Read More