It has been another successful year for the Kaipara Art Awards. An excellent array of works from oil paintings, prints and 3d sculptures. Currently on show at Muddy Waters Gallery in Dargaville. Here is an image of myself and Gordon Lambeth in front of my painting.














What a cool experience I had last week when Mark Kelly interviewed me. Mark and his team were very professional and asked a number of thought provoking questions. They are currently working on the editing process and then will upload to you tube shortly. Watch this space!













It has been a mixed winter with lots of wind and rain and splashes of sunshine. This painting represents the way I feel about the winter season. Bring on summer!

Im very much looking forward to spring..lots of flowers and new life.  Plus some great surf!












This is a large oil painting based on one of my many surf trips over to Whangarei. I have used my artistic licence to add a large rainbow and also flower galaxies.












Im am so very fortunate to be taking part in another artshow at a prestigious school in Auckland this weekend. If you have ever been to a Baradene Art exhibition you will know what Im talking about. This year will be no different. Over 130 established New Zealand artists under one roof! I have 5 paintings and three prints on display this year. The exhibition runs from the 10th of August until 2pm on the 21st. See you there!













What an honour to be included in the Mount Albert Grammar School Centenary art exhibition. This was my first time being involved with the exhibition and all I can say it is a well oiled art machine. The opening gala evening had a 1920’s theme and there were plenty of amazing costumes and plenty of bubbles and canapés. With lots of amazing art work to view, live music and friendly people, I dont know how they will top this event next year!












I absolutely love, love, love going on an art road trip! All of the amazing new sights and smells and memories etched into your consciousness. This trip was only a week long but I packed a lot in. I visited The Red Door Gallery in Waipu, OBV Gallery in Matakana, The Art Lounge in Howick, The Arts Post in Hamilton ( plus Aesthete Gallery and the Hamilton Art Gallery), plus The Wharf Gallery in Raglan and finally Art By The Sea in Takapuna. Oh my goodness….I want to do it all over again! Thanks to the all of the wonderful people who shared their time and experiences with me.










This painting is based on the amazingly stunning sunsets found at Baylys Beach. The stars are pretty amazing too! Im just trying to find out the best way of painting those! Next time you are in the neighbourhood make sure to drop by for a cuppa.






Im really loving these cold winter nights in the studio! Nothing beats letting your paintbrush and mind wander while listening to music and rain on the roof. Watch this space for more paintings coming up!






Living in New Zealand is a true blessing. We have endless amounts of fresh air and quite a bit of sunshine. The beaches are usually uncrowded and the crisp, clear light is truly dazzling. Here are a couple of images that I have recorded while walking on my local beach. I intend on using these as a base for a new series of paintings.