Hey guys! Recently James Diaz from Anti-Heroin Chic interviewed me about my art, life and creative process and I thought I’d share the conversation with you here…
I’m feeling very lucky to be surrounded by teams of people who give my art an amplified voice and take it to the world. Just got this baby “Aoraki Gold” back from Homestead Picture Framers (thank you for your genius over the years!) and wrapping it up today to send to my incredible crew at Artbay Gallery in Queenstown. Continue reading
From the first brushstrokes onto the canvas to the final reveal on the gallery wall, this video in my art studio shows the development of an oil portrait painting of an old woman with deep wrinkles.
Take a look at this footage I found of art judge Lilly Koltun commenting on my Maori oil portrait From Hikurangi to Hibernia, a finalist in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery’s 2008 Adam Portraiture Award.
If all goes well I’ll enter again this year. Take note all you artists, entry forms for the 2014 awards will be available soon from the NZ Portrait Gallery website.
He must know that when man shuts himself out from the vitalizing and purifying touch of the infinite, and falls back upon himself for his sustenance and his healing, then he goads himself into madness, tears himself into shreds, and eats his own substance….
…Then it is, that in our self expression, we try to startle and not to attract, in art we strive for originality and loose sight of truth, which is old and yet ever new. Continue reading