- Visual Arts
I am a professional full-time artist and illustrator. I have exhibited in several galleries and shows throughout New Zealand and have also exhibited extensively across the UK, Europe and the USA. I was a featured artist with ‘Society Magazine’ in 2005.
I won 1st Place in the Art Deco, Fantasy Landscape and Futurism Categories in The American Art Awards in 2011, 2012, and 2014.
I have many collectors of my artworks worldwide, with some clients owning up to ten pieces. A commission for nine paintings was completed in June 2015 for a client living in Tauranga.
I originate from the UK, but I am now a very proud New Zealand Citizen living in Pyes Pa, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty with my partner Neil.
My art is detailed, colourful and narrative and very strongly Art Deco-influenced. I use the creative influences and methods of Salvador Dali and Tamara De Lempicka, adding softness to the sometimes hardness that these artists used during that period. Most of my commissions are based upon this Art Deco style.
My paintings are by no means all Art Deco, however, as I also paint Surreal/Symbolistic artworks as well as soft abstracts. All of my figures are imaginary, but I use my own photographs for my backgrounds and compositions and, of course, basic material for clients’ commissions. I have been very fortunate to have travelled to some wonderful cities in this world to see magnificent architecture and art that keeps me inspired and always wanting for more.
I am currently working on a large series of paintings portraying the lyrics to well known popular songs, starting with The Beatles, David Bowie and Pink Floyd.
All artworks can be and have been shipped worldwide. The client can choose whether the artworks are taken off of the support and rolled in a tube so that they can be framed in the client’s choice of frame or left on the support for hanging purposes.
Commissions are accepted and welcome.
You can see my art, including prints, on my personal website.