Painting and sculpture were my strongest subjects at art school and I’m fortunate to have developed a broad based art practice allowing me to maintain a strong presence as a maker of images, across many forms and media. Since the early 1990’s there are themes that have remained consistent in my paintings, instinctively drawing awareness to the environment, cultural and historical divides. In connecting all these strands my use of Tapa cloth, a traditional barkcloth from the Pacific Islands, canvas and other surfaces are approached in an unrestricted way, all are the artistic offerings of a keen historian.

New Zealand Man, Cook Island Maori (2011), Acrylic Painting on Canvas