acrylic on canvas size 450mm x 1137mm
"I am a full time painter living in Mt Maunganui. Bold, bright canvases depict the New Zealand I love: its landscapes, people and their leisure-time pursuits. NZ coast, flora, beach and seascapes, sunbathers, nudes, café scenes, music and yachts provide content for my canvases. Many of my paintings reflect the summery, coastal, holiday atmosphere that imbues the area in which I live. However, annual overseas trips result in some paintings that reflect European or Asian themes. I also enjoy the challenge of creating abstract works that rely on colour, texture balance and mood. Reproductions of my paintings have proved extremely popular: many thousands have been purchased by New Zealanders and visitors to the country, who have no doubt felt associations with the same things that interest me."