Hypnic Jerk at PAULNACHE 2015

My second solo exhibition with PAULNACHE cemented our relationship as close collaborators in developing exciting and unexpected shows for our audience. The gallery certainly surprised me, exceeding my expectations of a gallery based outside the main centres. Gisborne may be isolated from Auckland, but Auckland is isolated from Sydney, New York and London – location matters less than the ability to reach across the divide. PAULNACHE became my sole agent in New Zealand Aotearoa. Photo Thomas Teutenberg.


Title: 2nd November 2021

Installed at MC, the Office of the Crown Solicitor in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, floating on a blue wall like our motu on the Pacific.

Title: 7th September 2021

My first oilpainting in 7 years – a bonus of Lockdown, where the drier environment of my apartment made acrylic painting impossible.

Title: 15th October 2021

This painting was the centrepiece of Trip Hazard (2021), and marked a fresh approach for me. I sought to put more space into the paintings, to empty out the detail yet retain the surface complexity.

Title: 10th September 2021

Small paintings are often more powerful than their size. This painting is a rough and ready combination of scratchy lines and scumbled colours, yet manages a sweetness with its marshmallow pink centre – oh so yummy!


Largest work to date 28th April 2023

My exhibition No Straight Lines at Te Where Toi o Heretaunga Hastings City Art Gallery provided the opportunity to negotiate with its Main Gallery, the largest un-poled space in the Southern Hemisphere.

Creative Matters Podcast

Whether you’re out for a stroll or need some aural distraction while working, you can now listen to me in conversation with Mandy Jakich at her lovely Muriwai studio for Creative Matters.

Exquisite Colours collaboration with Schmincke

My collaboration with renown German paint manufacturer Schmincke in 2022, designing the palette of colours for a Ultimate Mixing Set of Horadam Watercolours, was so successful that they asked me to devise a new set for 2023.

Newsletter February 2022

Delightfully, I’ve realised this newsletter reflects a part of my practice where elements come together to make a whole.