I am a husband and father of three and a champion for more art in the world. Originally from Aotearoa/New Zealand, he is currently in Cape Town, South Africa.

I’ve been painting and exhibiting for the past 30 years. My influences include the Impressionists and New Zealand contemporary artists. I am inspired by the constantly changing relationship between land, sea and sky.

My art story began when I was young.

I fell in love with the colour, movement, emotion and escape that I found in the Asterix books.

I gravitated towards his Grandmother, an accomplished oil landscape artist. She became an early inspiration and teacher and shaped my early direction.

The Journey
My formal art study consists of the last two years of college, where I was awarded the seniors art prize in 1992.

The lack of formal training gives me a license to explore, evolve, freedom to follow a calling and makes me relaxed and approachable.

In the past 30 years of creating art, Landscapes and Cartoons have been a constant part of the journey.

Over that period, most of my Art was in the traditional media of oil and canvas.

In 2005, inspired by stained glass windows I started experimenting with ways to bring that to his paintings.

Fast forward to 2021, where a move to South Africa meant leaving behind my studio and supplies; I started experimenting with Graphic Design software.

Now working with the freedom of digital art, I am looking to expand the reach of his art to the world and make it easier for people to access it.

WordPress Origin Story

I just wanted to get my art out there. I studied web dev to code it myself and hosted on free platforms, Heroku, Netlify etc… but as a beginner, I was always going to struggle to fully understand everything I required. I ended up selling some of my digital art for enough to buy a domain name and here I am today.. still learning and with a long way to go …. but thanks to I have started the journey!

  • Member Since: December 14th, 2021
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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