Thursday, 23 April 2009

Another day at the office. But never really.

Today I’m beginning to tackle the mountain of work I have before me. This is in terms of getting all my ducks in a row and digitizing everything I’ve produced thus far during my stay in New Zealand. It’s been a frenetic few months and several thousand kilometers traveled (not counting flights!) have lead to a number of sketchbooks riddled with ink and watercolour(bit of a mess, but I’m still learning) as well as an exhibition and a few paintings for friends.

This is just summing up what has already been done. What this trip has also accomplished is to fill my head with such a vast number of ideas and projects to be tackled that I am itching to start, so soon it will be a whole new chapter in terms of what mess I’ll be spewing forth, so sit tight.

Below I’m posting a series of photos form a morning spent painting on Baylys Beach in Northland. The piece was done as a wedding present for my mate Adam in Waihue. It took about two hours to complete and in the end I had to stop, because with the changing light I kept adapting the painting and at that rate I would simply have been painting all day and ended up with a sunset!





More will follow, there’s a lot to show!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Glaciers, Cowshit and Headway.

Hey everybody, just a brief update. I’m still in New Zealand and have managed some degree of productivity, so I’ll hopefully be able to share some of my new work with you soon.

The immediate news is that some of my ink works are going on display at the Flagstaff Gallery in Devonport, Auckland, next week to coincide with the Rudolf Boelee exhibition they are running. There are also a number of paintings I have just finished of my travels thus far, the fate of which is yet to be decided, but I’ll keep you posted on that.

I do realise that for most of you this is waaay out of reach to get to, but if you happen to find yourself in Auckland, get on the ferry and wander up Victoria road in Devonport, the place has a lazy kind of buzz to it.

The gallery URL is for those who are interested.

Right, I’ll leave you to it. Take care and look after yourselves.



(Click this bad boy for the full view...)