21 October 2022

Art After Dark - a dazzling event and a painting sold

The 'Art After Dark' event, hosted by the Arts Collective Whangamata, turned out to be a really successful evening. Held in the lounge of the Titoki Golf Club, it was a very glitzy evening, as many of the attendees adopted the dress code: Dazzle After Dark.

I exhibited three pieces of artwork. 'The 18th Hole, Titoki', painted especially for the event, and 'A New Approach' and 'Moonlight Glow' which both had an after dark vibe. 

On the night, it was the 'Moonlight Glow' painting, with glow in the dark powders, that sold. A very enjoyable evening!

The 18th Hole, Titoki

The 18th Hole, Titoki

My latest artwork can now be revealed. This is the view from the club lounge of the 18th Hole at Titoki Golf Course, Whangamata. I painted it especially for the 'Art After Dark' event, which will be held there tonight. 

12 October 2022

Art After Dark - Friday 21 October 2022

The Arts Collective Whangamata presents 'Art After Dark'. This inaugural event will be held at the Whangamata Golf Club lounge, 5pm-9pm on Friday 21 October 2022. An evening showcasing local art, live music, drinks and canapes. Dress in your most dazzling outfit, prizes will be won for the best dressed. Tickets can be bought from the Whangamata Information Centre, The Whangamata Golf Club, Collins James Accountants or committee members.

I will displaying some artwork (for sale) including a painting, specially done for this event, of the 18th Hole of the golf course as viewed from the lounge.

07 August 2022

The Mid Winter Mingle (Arts Collective Whangamata)

Scrumptious canapes, good music and of course the ART! This turned out to be a very enjoyable afternoon. (The bottom two photos show my entries 'The End Of An Era' and 'Dream Lamp').

29 July 2022

Article in the Hauraki Coromandel Post 28.07.2022

Just seen this article in the local paper - was flattered that one of my sand paintings (bottom right photo) was used in the images from last years Mid Winter Mingle.

28 July 2022

The 'Mid Winter Mingle' by the Arts Collective Whangamata

Really looking forward to this years Mid Winter Mingle, on Sunday 7 August. I will have two pieces on display, and for sale, at this event.

26 July 2022

The End Of An Era

The End Of An Era
40cm (16 inches) diameter

This piece was created with the last of my handmade round mosaic tiles, marking the end of my phase of dot mosaic art.

14 June 2022

Two new pieces: Dream Lamp and Contemplation #2

Here are the latest two pieces I have been working on

Dream Lamp - shown in different lighting situations
15cm (6 inches) diameter

Contemplation #2
20cm (8 inches) diameter
extruded polymer

12 June 2022

Polymer clay UV light fastness trial - after 6 months

I started this trial on 12 December 2021. Six months on, I looked at the tiles after cleaning off all the sticky residue from the black masking tape. There was slight yellowing of the exposed area on the white and purple tiles but this is not easy to see in the photo. The neutral tiles showed no noticable change to the colours but the varnish has attracted a lot of dust/dirt, so I would definitely not use varnish on items intended for outdooors.

Trial after 6 months

09 April 2022

Two Sales in One Day

Today turned out to be a great day, I sold two mosaic pictures. My ‘Poppy’ mosaic that was part of the ANZAC display in the Whangamata Information Centre and ‘Aroha Nui’ (with after glow) from the Whangamata Club. I'm feeling elated 😊


Aroha Nui