It is hard to justify something as ridiculous and as old as oil painting is. Its long history seems so redundant in today’s society, superfluous even, with the plethora of imagery competing and saturating our everyday lives. To attempt to connect to others through this ancient medium, alone in a studio, seems almost anti-technological in this interconnected age. But, perhaps this space and time that the artist inhabits, pouring over a new artwork, is what also creates the space for a viewer to become quiet, to contemplate reflect and possibly to reconnect.

For me, I still find painting to be the most direct, expressionistic, authentic and responsive medium. Viscous and slick oil paint, smeared by the subtle movements of the hand and decisions of the eye, is a complex, idiosyncratic signature. Each mark matches the temperament of the painter on that day - exactly. You can’t make a mark that isn’t you and each choice is exposed directly onto the surface. It is a frustrating, difficult and exhilarating way to pass time and to connect.

Exhibition History

This is a chronicle of my ongoing exhibitions from 2008 onwards. I have been painting longer, but this date is where I began to make headway with my conceptual ideas.


Auckland galleries that represent my work. For outside of Auckland gallery representation, please email us