Yellow rose acrylic painting

Originally when commencing my art career, the majority of paintings comprised of scenes of pohutukawas and coastal waters.  

Today, my art studio paintings mainly consists of studio mountain/lake scenes as well as oil paintings undertaken out on location, en plein air.  

In addition, I have a love of contemporary resin painting, the majority of which display aerial views of the ocean and land mass.

    Listed below are links to my art as well as a little about my paintings.


studio paintings

en plein air

resin - glasslike


About   -

studio paintings

Undertaken in a traditional manner, with many layers applied. This is a longer process as each layer needs to be totally dry, prior to painting over. Once dry, then a final protective finish is applied to help protect against environment.

After twelve months it is recommended a final picture varnish be applied. I personally would recommend this to be a glossy finish, which will then bring out colours in the artwork.

Commissions are accepted.  

View my studio art.


mountain snow sunlight on mountain painting

en plein air    

Paintings undertaken out on location may be completed either fully when on site, or perhaps brought back home to the studio, left to dry and then finishing touches/additions added. Producing a final artwork.

Loving to paint this way, in the open air, with the sound of water lapping onto the beach, seagulls chattering and just being away from the city. Plein Air is growing in popularity and yes, it is difficult when starting out, but oh so very worthwhile.  

View my en plein air art.


seascape in the Catlins


This is undertaken using two liquids. Both measured quantities, with one mixing with the other and acting as a catalyst. Mixing needs to be undertaken quickly for three minutes and then colour is added. A face mask is worn as well as protective clothing.

When a resin painting is being worked on a torch/flame is also applied in order to achieve various effects. This may entail a few layers of resin, with the final finish being shiny and glass-like. Being modern/contemporary in nature, this means framing is not required.

  View my resin art.


macro of water rocks resin painting