why this, why now?

I've decided to try out a blog because I seem to have ideas and get ideas all the time, with no central and accessible way of documenting these ideas. It could be ideas for my own personal projects, ideas for teaching design, design inspiration, or a place to put up some of my own design/art/creative stuff.

So here we go, lets see how well it suits my intentions....

Sunday, February 26, 2012

State House or Art Deco

its not all Mt Vic villas.....
paintings done as wedding presents for the owners/families
iconic architecture of the respective eras/styles

State House Lower Hutt: 2011 - oil on board - 600 x 300 
Art Deco Hawkes Bay: 2006 - acrylic on board - 600 x 200 

Paintings for kids

All three above were presents for new babies:
top:  5 Trees for Ngaio 2009 - acrylic on canvas - 400 x 200
middle:  5 Boats for Thomas 2009 - oil on canvas - 400 x 200
bottom:  Fish for Mariske - 2009 - acrylic on canvas - 920 x 610

paintings for kitchens

Stripes, pacifica styled flowers, food and text, are common here.  

top:  Cafe Kainui, 2005 (900 x 750) - for our flat in Hataitai on Kainui Road
centre:  Cafe Naenae 2007 (1015 x 505) - for the Martins of Naenae
bottom:  3 panel pacifica flowers 2007 (3 @ 450 x 150)- owned by the Braders in Boston.