• August 6, 2011

August Update

With the NZ Art Show over, it’s time to get back to the serious business of producing more work! A couple of my pieces attracted media interest this year, with “Attachment” selected as a Signature Piece finalist and making some local Kapiti press, while “Pilgrimage” featured nicely with a full page in the Sunday Star Times and gained some radio interest as well. So back in the studio now, I have a couple of new pieces underway: one is a portrait, and the other is a new concept piece that refers back to Manet’s Olympia. Plenty to keep me busy…

  • July 18, 2011

Signature Piece Finalist

Some great news out today, with my piece “Attachment” being selected as one of the finalists for the NZ Art Show’s Signature Piece Award.  I’m very pleased with “Attachment”, but it’s exciting to have it recognised by the Art Show as a finalist. The actual winner of the Signature Piece Award will be selected during the show by popular vote. You can see all of the finalists on the NZ Art Show’s Facebook site – well worth a look.

  • July 7, 2011

First Blog!

Hello everyone and welcome to my first Moonlighting blog. A few tweaks to the website mean that it’s now easier to keep everyone up to date with what’s going on. And it’s now easier for you to share whatever you like too, with the addition of some links to your favourite social networking sites.

The next event on my horizon is the NZ Art Show in Wellington, 28-31 July. I’ve recently completed the piece “Pilgrimage”, which you can see here, and which will be at the Art Show. Pilgrimage has a little fun with the religious fervour of the Rugby World Cup, and uses biblical “3 wise men” iconography typical of 16th and 17th Century art, and in this painting rugby itself becomes divine and is nursed on the knee of a Kiwi Madonna. Another piece that will be at the show is “Attachment”, which is a favourite  piece I will be a little sorry to see go – and for those who have asked out of concern, no it is not autobiographical! Get along to the show if you can – it’s always worth a look and it gets better each year.