How did it come to this?
I'm a painter, for the most part, and the canvas gallery on this site is the purest example of the free undiluted work bubbling out of the brain ether. I also produce a certain amount of sculpture and take on a variety of design based commissions. A large part of my output, and income, involves the painting of murals.
I was born in Exeter, England in 1976, we emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand in 1988, I spent the 90s in Wellington. I've lived all over since then, with extended stints in Mangawhai NZ and Prague CZ, (my wife's home town) always painting.
These days I reside in Whanganui with my wife and daughters
Education and Professional Development
Marlborough Polytechnic, NZ, Art Craft and Design Foundation, 1995.
Freelance Painting from 1996 – present day.
TLC, Erskine Campus,NZ, Honors Diploma in Art and Creativity, 1998-9.
Lived and painted in Paris 2001-2. And St Ives, England, 2002-3.
Worked at Canberra Museum and Gallery and Sydney Nolan Gallery, 2003-4.
Series of workshops and tutoring with ‘Art for Change program’ Hutt City, NZ, 2004-9.
Lived and Painted in Prague, CZ, 2009-10.
Moved to Whanganui NZ, 2013 started a family, continued to work painting murals and taking some design based commissions
Public artworks commissioned by, and property of; Auckland City, Wellington City, Hutt City, Dunedin City, Kiwirail Network, NZ.
Paintings held in private collections in England, France, Australia and New Zealand.
Awards, Residencies, Collaborative Projects
Best NZ Mural, Resene Paints,(school category) 2005, (professional category) 2007.
‘Return to Hawaaiki’, Cultural exchange during the anniversary of a treaty between NZ and Samoa, Apia, Samoa, 2012.
Guest Artist ‘Otago festival of the Arts’ Dunedin, NZ, 2012.
Collaboration with Artist Sam Broad, installing a series of inner city murals, flags and banners, Hutt City, NZ, 2013.
Selected Exhibition History
‘Splatterdrafts’, Solo Exhibition, Space Gallery, Whanganui. 2015
‘From Scaffold to Easel’, Solo Exhibition, Walrus Gallery, Wellington, 2014.
‘The Third Chamber’ , Solo Exhibition, Allpress Gallery, Auckland, 2013.
‘Whanganui Arts Review’, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui. 2013, 2017.
‘Home is Exotic’ solo exhibition in conjunction with the Otago Festival of the Arts, Gallery De Novo, Dunedin. 2012.
‘TE PO’ Collective group exhibitions touring;
- Pataka Museum and Gallery Porirua, 2012
- Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 2012
- Aratoi Museum and Gallery Masterton, 2013
- Taupo Museum, 2014
‘The Pheasant at the Door’ Solo Exhibition at the Independent Gallery, Wellington, NZ. December 2010.
‘Directionalism’ Solo exhibition at Satellite Gallery, Auckland. December 2008.
‘Render’ Group exhibition, October 2008 at Corbans Estate Arts Centre.
Solo show at Alcoholic Clothing LTD, Cuba St, Wellington, November 2007
‘Reflecting Illusions’ Collective Exhibition, December 2-11th, 2006, Shed 11.
5+ Collective Exhibitions….Farsite Gallery, Petone, 2006…Rise Café, the Terrace, 2005…Egmont St Warehouse, Wellington 1998.
‘Octobers Oil Skin’ Solo Exhibition, Farsite Gallery, Petone, Wellington. 2005.
‘November’. Solo Exhibition, Rise Café, The Terrace, Wellington, 2004.
‘Easter’ Solo Exhibition, Porthgwidden Beach, St Ives, 2003.
‘Tickets’ Solo Exhibition, Atomica Café, Melbourne 2001.
‘House’ Solo Exhibition in Ex-real estate agents premises. Eastbourne, Wellington 2001.
‘Huri-Huri’ Collective Exhibition, Wakefield St, Wellington. 2000.
‘Mudhouse’ Solo Exhibition (ceramic), at Stone Art Collections, Lambton Square, Wellington. 2000.