18th April 2021

Title: 18th April 2021

168cm x 142cm

I’m constantly developing my work, though some paintings depict this more clearly than others. This painting shows the tumultuous transition to a new series of work in the more simplified lower half of the canvas. My “green ribbon” disintegrates and the translucent membranes of blue circles appear for perhaps the last time. Recently selected for exhibition at 9th Beijing Biennale 2022.

SIMILAR ARTWORKS

Title: 6th February 2022

This unusual colour palette was influenced by Wassily Kandinsky’s Three Elements (1925) and used in two works for my Lollygagger exhibition at PAULNACHE.

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.

NEWS

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.