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Golden City

Golden City

I spent a lot of time forming the textured foundation in the beginning stages of this painting to give it its special effect. I chose some of my favourite colours and then added gold paint to add richness and to complete this work....

Heaven to Earth

Heaven to Earth

I had such fun with textures and colours in this work.  Being a natural realist painter I find special enjoyment beginning a work with little idea of what it will look like when finished. the final touches with the gold paint gave the work that special...

Hope for Christchurch

Hope for Christchurch

When I heard about the earthquake in Christchurch I had a desire to create an image of hope. To me the cathedral is symbolic of the whole city so this work is a metaphor of the rebuilding of Christchurch. I chose the words of the National Anthem as a backdrop to this...

In the Midst of It All

In the Midst of It All

Despite all the natural disasters, wars and pain and suffering in our world the cross remains as the symbol of hope, freedom, wholeness and eternal...

A Brighter Tomorrow

A Brighter Tomorrow

This is a very textured work with the positive statement “a brighter tomorrow” written into the painting. The intention is to encourage the viewer that it is within their power, with making right choices, that their tomorrows will be...

Universe – In His Hands

Universe – In His Hands

This is the first of a series. I personally marvel at the stars and the universe. It displays the awesome handiwork of our creator God. It has a cross in the work as a reminder that God has the universe and His whole creation in His...

Christchurch Cathedral – There is Hope

Christchurch Cathedral – There is Hope

Christchurch’s beautiful cathedral was badly damaged in an earthquake, including losing it’s steeple. It is hoped the cathedral will be rebuilt. I was inspired to portray the cathedral in an artwork showing the damaged cathedral and a rebuilt cathedral. I wanted...

Entering In

Entering In

This painting came about when I woke around 5.30am one morning with this image before my eyes, and knew I had to paint it. This work is totally different to anything I have painted before. I asked God what it meant and the revelation I had was that the circles...

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