New work ‘Flower Phantom- Deer’ June 2011

Solo Painting Exhibition ‘In Hot Pursuit of a Tale’

Dual Nature Diptych- Promotional poster published in Art News Spring 2010

Light Dual- Acrylic on Birch with Recycled Cedar framing 2440mm x 1000mm- July 2010

Dark Dual- Acrylic on European Beech Recycled Cedar framing 2440mm x 1000mm- August 2010

Intuition- Acrylic on Gaboon with Recycled Cedar framing 3000mm x 1175mm- June 2010

Battle Scars- Acrylic on Meranti with Recycled Cedar framing 2440mm x 1000mm- June 2010

Focus and Fantasy- Acrylic on Gaboon with Recycled Cedar framing 2440mm x 1000mm- August 2010

Initiation- Acrylic on Gaboon with Recycled Cedar framing 2440mm x 1000mm- May 2010

The Girl with the Red Shoes- 2440mm x 1000mm, Acrylic and Mixed Media on NZ Pinus Radiata. This work explores the realm of childhood illusions and how the stories woven into one’s history can play out into future realities. My favourite childhood fable was ‘Girl with the Red Shoes’- an ancient tale most recently popularized by Hans Christian Andersen. It speaks lessons of restraint and desire that are difficult to learn with no guidance or framework and often end in danger. From dark places it’s imperative to learn how to remember in order to re-member the dismembered female psyche.

Bung Morange Series

I have always been obsessed with the oppressed. The following is an exploration into the world of under dogs of much of Western culture- Ginga, Ginga ninja, Duracell, Carrot top, Brain rust, Fire crotch, Ginger nut, Copper top- those unfortunate enough to be born with beautiful red hair and a bung eye, migrating eye, lazy eye or rebellious eye. The elusive subculture of these sensitive creatures who are according to some websites are allergic to sunlight and have no soul was difficult to penetrate. After gaining their trust and documenting their movements I grew incredibly fond of them and have painted them as thus- Lovely guardians of the rare and sensitive aspects of our culture.

Poppy- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Bung Eyed Morange- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Hairy Bug-eye Fag-droid- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Thian- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Tina Turntables- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Indian Gooseberry- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Dean’s Niece- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Beat Mouse- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Ribby- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media


Equal and opposite The following are an exploration deeper into the realm of whimsy and nostalgia. The faces are constructed and features intentionally even to make them more ethereal.

Manali- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

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Merlin- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

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Roma- 48″ x 48″, Acrylic and Mixed Media

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Arnoldini Roma painting detail

The Tea Lady

The Tea Lady is my first portrait work since my first year at Elam School of Fine Arts. Inspired by the incredibly strong threads of historical portraiture that wove their way into my world throughout my international travels; and utilizing aging techniques that are tricks of the film trade, this work is a tipping point for me. She is of the future- constructed and designed with predictions of perceptions of beauty. She is then hand painted and antiquated, suspended in a time as picturesque as her title.

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