Friday, 29 November 2013
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Well well, I'm delighted to announce that the lovely Ellie May behind the excellent local mag Extra Curricular asked me to to the cover for the summer adventure issue. Such an honour and not only that but there's also an interview with me and some photos of my tidier-than-normal studio. Haven't seen it in print yet but you can nab a copy here http://extracurricularmag.bigcartel.com/ or here http://felt.co.nz/shop/extracurricular or at the Auckland Art and Craft Fair on the 30th of November.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Lots going on at the moment, Seed Gallery's Diamonds in the Rough exhibition opens on Thursday night then is up until the 7th of Dec. The same deal as previous years, a bunch of artists get 10 wooden objects to artify. My set this year is all painted on black paper, it's called Nightlife and features aquatic looking plants/Gelatinous zooplankton. Here's one, photo courtesy of Seed Gallery:
The other thing which is coming up is the Auckland Art and Craft Fair which is on 11-3pm on the 30th of November at Aotea Square. There's an interview with me on their blog here.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Well it's been a little while, I've been busy working on my diamonds for Seed Gallery's 'Diamonds In The Rough' Christmas exhibition, same deal as previous years, 10 identical wooden objects. This years shape was diamonds. I dropped them off yesterday but forgot to take photos of them, whoops! Anyway here's the link to the exhibition.
And here's a little sketch from last night. I get impatient at pencil sketching so don't do it at all sometimes. But them I end up with girls with one arm waaay longer than the other. Oh well.
Her feline friend is modeled on my own.
Monday, 23 September 2013
These are some of the paintings I'll be showing at the 'Sorry we are out of space' exhibition which is part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival. I've been getting pretty into painting plants recently, I'm interested in their physical forms, how you choose a pattern to follow, each one has it's own set of rules and I've also been thinking a lot about what is it that they contribute to a room, why is it appealing to keep plants indoors and where does the balance lie between it being pleasant to have some greenery around and it seeming like the wilderness is invading your house.
I've also been really enjoying using limited palettes (again), working more like a printmaker layering flat colour than a painter mixing colours to create tones, and using different papers, gouache is so opaque it can handle dark papers nooooo trouble.
Friday, 20 September 2013
Monday, 9 September 2013
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
Saturday, 3 August 2013
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
I didn't even get a proper look around, being tied to my table but there was tons of great stuff at this years Zinefest, here's a few treasures I gleaned.
The ridiculously talented Buzzferkchurnt selling his hand coloured prints at crazy low prices
On the left: Seeing With Closed Eyes by Liam Bowen
On the Right: Geo by Angeline Chirnside
Liam draws funny comics of his weird dreams
Angeline's Geo is full of fascinating conversations on geodesic domes, NZ history, communist architecture, laughter crystals and fan fiction.
Health, Wealth and Happiness, "a found-art nightmare catalogue"
Highly saturated de and re-assembled ephemera
New surprises on each page
A wonder to behold
I am slowly amassing a collection of 'Let Me Be Franks'
They are soo addictive
Monday, 29 July 2013
Saturday the 27th of July was the Auckland zinefest held in the beautiful, crowded St. Kevin's arcade. I was next to the talented Laing sisters, Sarah and Melissa.
I took this photo from the design assembly site, more photos of the day over there.
My sister was also represented on my table, I illustrated a story she wrote, which tied with Stop Being A Pud for best literary zine, wa-hoo!
I also designed the layout, love the combination of French blue and white.
Shorty remains unimpressed by my efforts.
Another of my zines, this one bursting with crude puns. It was my top selling zine but that might have been because it came with a FREE 'cool shit' sticker.
You ain't nothing but a hot dog - more terrible jokes
And lastly I finally illustrated my Mr. Celery poem, which is about 5 years old now.
I always get this line in my head when I eat celery:
'String and water in a tube/is not such sustaining food'